Product Development for a Lean Enterprise - TBM Consulting Group
TBM is a global operations management consulting firm that maximizes enterprise value and accelerates growth through Operational Excellence principles and practices. Lean product development has become widely accepted as a critical approach for effectively executing innovation objectives. New products and services are the lifeblood of successful companies. Expanding market reach, improving customer satisfaction and driving new levels of revenue and profitability. Yet new product launches present some very real challenges, including time to market, design for Excellence (manufacturability, quality, serviceability and profitability) and gaining valuable customer insights to help meet unarticulated needs...(Read more)
PolyOne is a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions.
Working in collaboration with designers, manufacturers and brands we focus our knowledge and expertise in polymer materials to help stimulate creative thinking, push technical boundaries and drive innovation in plastic product development.
By considering colour, effects, textures, materials and surface finishes early in the design process, we can help deliver additional value for designers by opening up creative opportunities and accelerating product development timelines. Drawing on our extensive global resources, we provide innovative solutions and technical support throughout the design development process from conceptual ideation to ensuring that your design vision comes to life rapidly and in line with your business goals.
PolyOne technologies can address your design brief across a number of different dimensions, including:
COnCEPT platform supports the creation of the necessary collaborative environment to enhance designer creativity, facilitates interactions in distributed and multidisciplinary teams and increases the efficiency and quality of the outputs at the early stages of industrial design process, the conceptual design.
Look at key COnCEPT features for you!
Simplicity and asset management - During the creative process, face to face sessions are organised and generate a large number of ideas or artefacts that are captured such as hand-made sketches, diagrams, drawings, images, models, etc. COnCEPT incorporates a semantic annotation indexer together with a media database allow storing enriched artefacts that can be searched and re-used in multiple processes
Integration - the global asset management (pictures, designs, sketches, conceptual maps, etc) is achieved in COnCEPT by embracing a Contend Management System (CMS) as necessary integration glue among the different tools.
Efficiency - First stages of design are highly interactive but also involve a great many systematic processes to be accomplished. COnCEPT supports this process with a project management software that allows organizing the overall activity, project timeline and assigning tasks to users to works against expected results and deadlines.
Flexibility and Easy to Use - The conceptual process has collaborative activities such a brainstorming, sketching and post analysis of ideas to organise them. These supporting techniques are the means to achieve maximum creativity and to increase the quality and quantity of ideas, solving problems or generating new products.
Learn more about COnCEPT in http://www.concept-fp7.eu/