2. Project structure

Consulting Package 2

Project structure


VDA 5050 offers a number of advantages for the end customer. For example, it is possible to contract out the IT (software) and shop floor (vehicles, infrastructure) services separately. Then integrators come onto the scene, who also act as general contractors. In addition, there are service providers who take over the commissioning, visualise or analyse the system. Other players are then companies that carry out maintenance and service.

How many project partners are required? How can clear responsibilities be ensured if functional, performance or availability problems occur during commissioning?

In any case, sufficient AGV expertise must be available in the project, which is by no means a trivial requirement!


We clarify the necessary flexibility of the automation and the associated complexity of the project structure. We want the requirements to be justified and not excessive, so that the project structure can be as simple as possible. This is because a complex project structure costs money and harbours the risk of extremely long commissioning times.

Scope of Services

We guide you through a process that reveals and justifies your needs in the project with regard to flexibility requirements. These are described and prioritised.

In accordance with the VDI status report “Phases, roles and players in AGV projects”, we define the necessary roles, assign possible players and define guidelines for the responsibilities of the individual players. The end customer and subsequent system operators play an important role here: What are their tasks?

The aim must be to create a simple and clear construct so that the automation project can be successful!