Tricky process problems are often like diamonds: They are very sturdy and very expensive. In practice, they survive because conventional problem solving has failed both in product engineering and in production. The good, highly significant news: Using Statistical Engineering, tricky … Continued
In the network of business units, synergistic shifts of R&D services often fail, unless the CEO personally decides in individual cases. A sustainably implemented development cost reduction requires transparency of costs, services, and KPIs. more ….
The R&D of a market leader not only has to be more efficient, but also reorganized, in order to master a technology leap while maintaining the R&D quota. Both together require a strong CTO targeting at constant innovation success. more … Continued
A R&D network of divisions can compensate for higher R&D costs. The resulting increase in R&D productivity is economically more attractive than eliminating R&D projects or increasing efficiency within divisions, which often compromises R&D quality. more ….
Tricky product problems are often sticky and chewy like chewing gum: Whatever you do, you can not get rid of them. In practice, they survive because conventional problem solving has repeatedly failed, both in product engineering and in production. The … Continued
Technology leaps require more one-time costs. As a first reaction, R&D demands more budget, but does not get it that way and yet retains much of its previous development tasks. So it gradually taps into the R&D cost trap. Its … Continued
Stretching of product development increases costs. Accelerating lowers costs, right? Wrong! more ….
Companies often deal opportunistically with 3D printing. However, companies can avoid productivity disadvantages compared to competitors and achieve advantages if they align their 3D printing activities and organization by a Rapid Manufacturing roadmap. more….
Global R&D processes are often complex and wasteful. That’s why a company can gain a competitive advantage, if it provides the data on the wasteless performance share of its global R&D processes, exploits the full potential, and so changes the … Continued
A digital 3D printing business model allows increased product performance and real-time individualized series production without assembly and without warehousing. 3D printing speeds up the digitization of industrial business models. The question is no longer whether, but how and when … Continued