The pressure for shorter product development cycles coupled with an increase in product complexity has seen many engineering teams embrace methods such as; Design Thinking and Agile Development, to deliver innovative new products.
In an effort to drive up efficiency in their product development lifecycle, Volvo's transformation towards lean is much more than an IT system upgrade, it is a showcase of organizational cultural change.
Volvo successfully achieved results both in increased ROI and improved company-wide buy in. Olaf takes us through his experiences of Volvo's operational development changes with personal insight into leading cultural and IT changes that underlined a complete business transformation.
As more and more processes emerge and are targeted for investment, industry often misses the opportunity to make them lean. At Rolls-Royce two major investment areas are regulatory compliance and global working and the complexity that comes with both of these fields. This has highlighted the need to improve existing processes and change the way new processes are deployed and enabled. This is important for enabling innovation in the product development, as well as becoming lean and cost-effective.
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