The objective of these approaches is to develop technical bricks or modules that can be combined to build a range of products covering all market needs. The products are ultimately based on a common platform and differentiating modules that manage diversity
Achieving the optimum between complexity, direct costs and development costs, and defining the right level of differentiation requires the use of a series of tools and methods.
IAC Partners has developed an expertise to reach this optimum, in particular by relying on the concepts of design-to-variety with players in the aerospace, energy, industrial equipment and health sectors, etc.:
Definition of the ambition: analysis of the drivers of technical complexity, definition of a cost ambition, time-to-market, target technical complexity with the management and the teams
Building specifications: Analysis of market segments, construction of product specifications
Definition of the modular architecture / platform: Definition of the different modules and the optimal diversity via design-to-variety
Prioritization of developments and design-to-cost of modules
In addition to visible gains on direct costs, indirect costs, development budgets and time-to-market, IAC Partners helps you instill in your teams a culture aimed at avoiding recreating diversity later on.