The cost of modularization – or what not to modularize

It is in a way fascinating, I myself an advocate for modularization come more and more often across projects where it would be the totally wrong approach due to cost and timing issues. While we all know, modularization allows us to change usages in the future, e.g. in architecture or urban planning, increase product variability … Continue reading The cost of modularization – or what not to modularize

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Reflections and predictions in the transportation industry 2017/2018

Finally 2018 arrived and a exciting sometimes divisive and decisive 2017 ended. Certainly, the shift in US politics from a pro sustainable energy to a pro fossile energy has create a changing climate for projects in the US as well as in other countries. Nevertheless, Europe and Chine are surpassing the US in technical development … Continue reading Reflections and predictions in the transportation industry 2017/2018

Consolidation goes in in Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers

Last week, a bloomberg article elaborated on the talks between Siemens and Bombardier Transportation for a merger, or as it turns out, a joint venture. Allegedly, the two companies want to form two joint ventures: a) Combining the rolling stock business under the leadership of Bombardier; b) Combining the signaling business under Siemens. What it … Continue reading Consolidation goes in in Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers