The automotive industry is changing. New technologies, broader vehicle spectra and numerous variants with smaller quantities require high planning effort. The use of a multitude of non-linked systems makes the planning process time-consuming and laborious. The dpa - the digital planning assistant developed by SABO with the Audi AG - is a user-friendly application that maps the core process of assembly line planning with a future-oriented, service-friendly and web-based technology.
„With its dpa project, Audi is raising production planning to a new level. Thanks to workflow-oriented software and an operator-centered user interface, smart planning has become reality.“
A large number of systems that have not yet been linked are now digitally mapped. The interdisciplinary project team consisting of assembly planners, usability specialists, UI designers, developers, and testers, uses Agile Scrum methodology, coordinates in different rhythms, and plans all stages together. These sprints end with a directly usable version of the dpa. All information relevant to the core assembly process is quickly and easily visualized on an intuitive and future-proof interface:
The dpa centralizes large amounts of data from various systems and enables digital collaboration. Competences and know-how of the planner community are bundled. This puts decisions on a common basis. Efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity are increased; complexity is minimized. The effect: enormous time savings and cost reduction through sustainable, detailed, transparent, and comparative planning. The dpa is a valuable contribution to the creation of a future-oriented working environment at Audi.