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- 2.Between March and June 2003 there were actually two different types of this engine. The difference depends on whether the steering wheel is placed on the left side, or on the right side. At Audi, these engine variations are referred to as “Motorsorte 8450 W18 Rechtslenker” and “Motorsorte 8499 W18 Linkslenker”. When referring to the V8 4.0l diesel engine, both types are meant. As can be seen in BESI2 (c.f. Appendix J), these two engines were discontinued in week 34 of 2003 and were replaced by another type of engine referred to as “Motorsorte 8451 W18 Links-und Rechtslenker” (part number: 057100015D), which was produced in series starting in week 34 of 2003 (information extracted from BESI2, June 26, 2003). BESI2 is an information system which determines gross demand for a certain part number on a weekly basis (e.g. 057100015D for the upcoming kind of V8 diesel engine) based on forecast data and the bill of materials. The result of each calculation run is the weekly gross demand for the upcoming four months and the monthly demand for the two months after that. Gross demand is calculated weekly by BESI2 and the calculation of the current week always supersedes the calculation from the previous week (Schmidt, 2002).Google Scholar
- 3.The reader is kindly requested to note that all references to information enclosed in the Appendix of this dissertation can be found online at http://www.martindiaz.net/dissertationGoogle Scholar
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