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Customer Modularity in the Real World

Timothy Doyle
Caterpillar Industrial Power Systems

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Drivers to Modularity
Historically one product would ‘fit’ all global markets

Legislation and technology changes were one time offerings

Change of requirement meant complete new product

New product new parts philosophy - to meet identical functionality

Managing multiple product platforms to serve the same customer need

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Industry Drivers - Worldwide Emissions Strategy

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Industry Drivers – Multiple Applications

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Industry Drivers – New Product Introduction Cost
Short life cycle vs scale of investment not sustainable

Repeated validation

Multiple investments in supply base

Complexity and manufacturing challenges

Unique Parts
USD Millions

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Modularity and How it Addresses the Drivers
Caterpillars development on two new 2.8 litre and 3.6 litre off-highway
diesel engines
Modularity applied practically
Modules independently created and then used in different systems
Displacement 2.8L 3.6L
Cylinders 4
Aspiration Turbo TA
Range 45-55 kW 55 kW 70-90 kW 95-100 kW(*)
Rated Speed 2200-2500 rpm 1500-2400 rpm 1200-2400 rpm 2000-2400 rpm 2000-2200 rpm
Torque 265-300 Nm 325-380 Nm 425 Nm
410-500 Nm 525-550 Nm
Aftertreatment DOC+DPF DOC+DPF
DOC+DPF
System DOC-Only T4F SCR and DEF
Commonality Fuel system, Electronics , Air-system, After-treatment
& Modularity Electrical connections, flywheels/housings, front end, filtration.
Certification Stage V and Tier 4 Final (China 4 and LRC)
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Core Modularity
Core BOM (Bill Of Materials) - non selectable – base for modularity

Shared components between product – leverage development and scale

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Core Modularity for Emissions 2.8L & 3.6L

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Modularity for Applications
BOM set up to allow modular selectable options for varied applications
Multiple power ratings
‘Plug and play’ – modular emission modules

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Modularity In Practice
Video of Modularity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0_0xBI-7lo

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Real World Benefits of Modularity
The benefits through this design and application ethos we can:
deliver cost reductions in R&D 30% per model
scalable resource to deliver multiple platforms and applications
delivers speed to market and customer response
enabled downsizing for OEM using modular h/w - allows future proof
integration of future technologies or offerings (hybridisation, gas)

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Real World Benefits of Modularity
Reduce production costs through commonality and efficiency in build
Higher usage of common parts provide scale and improved lead time
Reduced inventory and part no count
Reduce manufacturing complexity and improve quality
Apply to both manufacturer and OEM

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Summary
Modularity is a must have approach going forward

Benefits can be delivered through the full value stream

Investment is required – but long term payback

Change in off highway diesel engine market is inevitable

Modularity will help manage this

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