The target group encompasses all Danish industrial companies, academic institutions, and consultants who share an interest in modularization and business optimization. Activities in CfM will focus on their varying needs and potentials, and on promoting collaborations between SMEs and larger companies.
Due to sizable untapped potential in production optimization within Danish SMEs, the main objective of CfM is to gather and disseminate knowledge, skills and experiences that inspire and motivate Danish companies to further utilize modular approaches in their respective products, productions, value chains and customer relations.
The comprised objectives of the CfM project are:
The main objectives of the project’s initial phase were to identify and analyze industry needs as well as typical barriers that prevent Danish SMEs from implementing modularization. These findings were utilized to clarify relevant initiatives and create a comprehensive road map and master plan for the establishment of both a modularization information center and an expanded network of actors and stakeholders in Denmark and the rest of the Nordic region.
A 2020 feasibility study showed a significant interest in modular strategies among Danish industrial companies, as well as a demand for increased knowledge on modularization in practice.
The second phase of the project is constituted by an array of strategic initiatives:
Workshops will introduce key components and benefits of strategic modularization and offer assessments of the status quo and potential modular approaches for each participating company.
Network workstreams will group SMEs with similar traits, with the objective to develop specific best practices.
Consultant activities will deliver action plans for companies participating in CfM activities.
Partnerships between NEM and a variety of Danish and international modularization experts, universities, and business consultants enable knowledge and skills in organizational consultants.
Meetings and conferences will serve as further measures to inspire and motivate Danish companies to explore modularization.
Knowledge sharing and support will provide ongoing constructive feedback for SMEs.