The automotive industry keeps changing. New technologies, a wider range of vehicles, and numerous variants with smaller quantities require a high planning effort, especially if different, non-networked systems are used. The goal was to develop an application that covers the core process of assembly planning with a future-oriented, service-friendly, and web-based technology. Indispensable components included the integration of heterogeneous data sources and the coverage of the application's entire deployment process in the Audi AWS Cloud, as well as the presentation of large data volumes in a clear 2D layout.
„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.“
The interdisciplinary project team consisting of planners, usability specialists, UI designers, developers, and testers initially recorded in detail all processes and systems used during assembly planning. Then the solution was outlined, which integrates previously unconnected systems and data into an easy-to-use application.
An agile project management program using SCRUM methodology enabled continuous delivery of functions at regular time intervals. The participation of the end users in the development and application of the User-Centered Design principles made it possible to deliver functions that exactly met the customer's requirements. This significantly contributed to the positive user acceptance.
SABO Mobile IT has developed an application with a future-proof user interface that allows to quickly and intuitively display all information relevant to the planning process.
The dpa centralizes large amounts of data from different systems and sources. Thanks to the competence and experience of the planner community, planning processes and their documentation could be unified. Efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of the planning process are increased, while complexity is minimized. The effect: enormous time savings and cost reductions through sustainable, detailed, transparent, and comparative planning. SABO Mobile IT developed the dpa - trend-setting technology and a valuable contribution to the creation of a sustainable working environment at Audi. Intelligent planning becomes reality.