MHP forum: Consistent product structure management


and module-oriented development (Ludwigsburg)


If you are assuming from the title that this article will provide you with information on IT systems for modular product development and IT tools for variant configuration or variant management, then you can stop right now – as these will be considered in a second step at a later point in time.  If on the other hand, you want to learn about the aspects, which must be taken into account if you want to achieve a consistent product structure management with a module-oriented product development, then you are in the right place.

A consistent product structure management is one of the key disciplines in product lifecycle management (PLM).  With  MHP
and Porsche Consulting, two partners have joined forces, who not only master this discipline, but also, in contrast to many others on the market, follow a holistic and consistent approach when it comes to consultancy.  In  this MHP forum, we want to explain - using the example of the modularisation of products and their structures - what we understand in this connection.

The Porsche Consulting experts will examine the actual product from a strategic perspective and guide customers towards a consistent product and module strategy, while the MHP experts will present how to bridge the gap to the operational company processes and IT systems in order to facilitate topics such as efficient shared part and product cost management over the entire product lifecycle. The focus of the consideration is the product structure. Where correctly defined, it forms the basis for reducing complexity in the business processes and ensuring the provision of a controllable product variety on the market.

MHP and Porsche Consulting offer, in this strategic partnership, a holistic range of solutions from management consultancy to process and IT consultancy to methods and process models. Their joint claim to outstanding consultancy services, the common Porsche philosophy and joint projects, form a unique treasure trove of experience.
Thanks to MAN, we were also able to acquire a customer for our forum, whose economical product development is based on a consistent module and product strategy.  As part of his talk, Dr. Kreimeyer  (the responsible PDM program manager) from MAN AG will provide you, by means of a case study, with an insight into the future mapping of multi-variant products in a uniform product structure.


13:00 – 13:30   Arrival of the participants
(meet the speakers)

13:30 – 13:45   Welcoming speech and MHP presentation
Peter Schenkel (MHP)

13:45 – 14:45   Consistent product structure management as a competitive advantage
Bert Lötsch (MHP)

14:45 – 15:15    Coffee break and exchange of experiences

15:15 – 15:45    Variant management and the integrated
development of modular product families
Frank Seusster (Porsche Consulting)

15:45 – 16:45   MAN can –
Product structure management at
MAN Truck & Bus AG
Dr. Matthias Kreimeyer (MAN AG)

16:45 – 17:30    Summary/discussion
Peter Schenkel (MHP)

Seminar fee

€250 plus 19% VAT

We look forward to welcoming you to the MHP forum!


Beginn: 13:30 (CET)
Ende: 17:30 (CET)

Language: German


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MHP Office Ludwigsburg, Schlossgut Harteneck, Gemsenbergstraße, 71640 Ludwigsburg