Achieve competitive prices, with an efficient modular product structure – your product family stays ahead through the integration of technical innovation. The effects of innovations on the modular system are often not completely transparent. The result: complex adaptation designs are necessary.
A clean innovation roadmap is an important basis to ensure the innovative capability of the product family. We use agile methods to work out the relevant innovation topics with your team. From trend analysis to the profiling of concrete ideas, we support you in developing the innovations. The ultimate goal is to anticipate the relevant innovations at an early stage in the product architecture. Thus, innovation does not take place in a vacuum but in relation to your reality. Ideas become specific projects, which we present in a roadmap of the product family.
Through holistic technology planning, the effects can be identified early and countermeasures can be taken. With our tools and methods we help you to create a future-proof product structure:
- Develop, select and design future-oriented technologies
- Evaluate the influence of future features on the product structure
- Check the designability of the selected modular concept after adding new features
- Plan a future-oriented rollout
We develop product innovations with you in agile innovation workshops. Our software supports the rollout planning efficiently through various functionalities.
A look into the future: Innovation workshops
In agile innovation workshops we develop the relevant innovation topics with your team. For this purpose, we develop a market and customer view and link this to the product architecture. Thus, innovation does not take place in a vacuum but in relation to your reality. Ideas become specific projects, which we present in a roadmap of the product family.
Robust product families for the future
By projecting the roadmap onto the modular system, the product structure can be designed in advance with regard to available technologies or technologies to be replaced. Drivers for an exponential increase of variants or components are identified so that the modular structure can be designe
d for the integration of new technologies. This prevents time-consuming implementation processes and the necessary capacity can be planned in the long term. The advantage: You always have an overview and control over the diversity at both component and variant level. This makes your product family robust for the future.