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Implementing Product Line Engineering for Railway Rolling Stock – Whitepaper by Alstom and Acuity Solutions

Any company, be it an original equipment manufacturer or a provider in almost any industrial sector, will tell you the same story: they are all constantly striving to deliver better (safer, more reliable, more attractive) products at a faster pace and with high profits in extremely competitive markets. This is no small issue for any organization, let alone for global companies that develop large scale complex systems for the global marketplace. The transportation industry and the rolling stock sector are no exceptions to this state of affairs.

This whitepaper presents a “mid-term” review of experience form ALSTOM Rolling Stock on its implementation of Product Line Engineering (PLE). It describes the journey the company has undertaken to implement PLE, challenges in the process and their approach on PLE. The paper also presents some encouraging intermediate results as well as perspectives and future challenges in their search for Product Line Systems Engineering excellence.

Learn more by downloading the full whitepaper “Where the big bucks (will) come from – Implementing Product Line Engineering for Railway Rolling Stock”.

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