WHY COMPANIES FAIL TO EFFICIENTLY DEVELOP A PRODUCT LINE?
…AND WHY THEY CONSEQUENTLY DO NOT MEET THEIR BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
Many firms implement product-line/platform approach seeking to deliver variety while pursuing ambitious business objectives:
- Cost Savings: reduced development costs, economies of scale, reduced inventory,
- Revenue Benefits: quicker time-to-market, enter niche markets,
- Risk benefits: lower technology risks, higher quality
But developing a product line is not a piece of cake and can lead to:
- Costly generation of new variants or releases: complex, non-modular, non-scalable platform
- Poor industrial performance: high costs & PPM, long lead-time and ramp-up
- Diversity explosion: over-customization, component proliferation
- Project-by-project local optimization: lack of global market & product strategy
- No corporate commitment: ExCo, sales, programs, … do not adhere to product line /platform strategy
ARCHITECTURE GROUNDED PRODUCT LINE APPROACH BRINGS SUSTAINABLE VALUE AND ENSURES THE COMPANY TO ACHIEVE ITS BUSINESS GOALS BY A STRUCTURED APPROACH
Our integrated approach relies on 3 complementary axis to deliver the full value of a product line / modular platform approach
ARCHITECTURE GROUNDED PRODUCT LINE APPROACH BENEFITS
A product line approach helps reduce drastically the development cost (-60% in software industry), the customization engineering cost (-50% in aeronautic industry) and the inventory cost (10 M€/year in IT server industry).
A product line approach helps to reduce variant generation time (from 200 days to 4 days in defense industry), to shorten the Time-to-Market (-50% in elevator industry) and to reduce Order-to-Product time (-75% in IT server industry).
A product line approach allows to reduce component variability (up to -83% in IT server industry) and to increase software module reuse (from ~7% (before) to 90% (after) in software industry).
OUR 4 MAJOR TYPES OF INTERVENTION
The key to a successful organizational transformation is the ability to mobilize the actors of this transformation. The support provided by CESAMES is structured to allow each hierarchical level to be engaged, one by one, on the direction, principles and modalities of the transformation to be implemented.
By delegating your system architecture to CESAMES, you strengthen your project team with a dual operational and methodological expertise. Your team is made up of an immediately productive expert while benefiting from the model-based system architecture approach, the result of years of experimentation by major industrial players: the CESAM method.
Supporting you to maximize your ability to succeed in your project. Project coaching alternates flexible half-day work & coaching sessions. This device makes it possible to help a project team, or an individual to put together an Enterprise Architecture or System Architecture file in order to succeed in the design and development phase of a complex industrial product or of a transformation of organization.
Our training responds to this industrial challenge: how to make tailor-made products at controlled costs & risks? You learn how to optimize the reusability of existing components, while mastering the diversity of a product family/line, which leads to flexible and modular architectures. You understand the challenges, difficulties and foundations of modular architecture.