Over the past three decades companies have made remarkable gains in manufacturing productivity and efficiency. At the same time, some companies have struggled to duplicate their manufacturing productivity gains during product development. Consider that a typical engineer’s day conservatively includes at least 30- 40 percent of non-value added time when his or her expertise is not applied towards innovation. Yet, we see every year that successful companies are shortening the amount of time to develop and launch a product. Further, these new products have more features that customers desire and achieve ever-higher levels of quality. Clearly, these companies have found a way to augment the innovation process with a strategy that enables greater productivity. So, if a technology strategy is paramount to achieving productivity gains during product development, what should a company consider when embarking on its technology roadmap? Read on in the White Paper to find out the answer to that, and much more!
Author: Jon Gable
Director of Sales at Adaptive Corporation, Inc.