The consumer goods market is highly competitive and constantly evolving. Success is achieved by launching integrated product lines over short periods of time with maximum customer value at minimum cost, while anticipating future changes.
Priority must be given to the development phase and to organizational and technical areas.
Organizational, as total control of the entire value chain is essential, from interpreting customer needs to managing diversity. Techniques, because it is architectural and technological choices that drive costs and the ability to make products evolve. IAC accompanies their teams on objective value and cost design projects to translate market needs into products with controlled margins. We help them design their technology platforms to reduce their costs and accelerate their product and range evolution.
Competition and pressure from distributors force you to lower your selling prices. This is sometimes insufficient to maintain your market share, so Redesign-To-Margin action is necessary. IAC brings its expertise to identify all technical productivity and purchases, not visible to the consumer, with little or no impact on investments.
Market access requires the achievement of an economic objective. Also, IAC accompanies you from the upstream phase, to work all the cost drivers through a value analysis approach. The exact design will be done by challenging the initial specifications, imagining simplified and optimized technical solutions, which will be concrete through active collaboration with the best partners.
You want to conquer a market, one or more competitors have passed you in front. The detailed analysis of the commercial and technical offer of the competition carried out by IAC makes it possible to reveal all the good practices employed by the competition, to position the competence of your solutions against theirs. This analysis also highlights the conditions for success in (re)becoming more competitive, including breaking internal beliefs by factually demonstrating possible solutions.
According to industrial products and schemes, from 50% to 80% of costs are purchases of components and materials. Some of the know-how is with the partners you work with. IAC offers you its proven methodology of supplier workshops to set up a co-design logic with them and carry out all possible design, purchasing and process optimisations. A win-win operation aimed at finding the optimum between your specifications and the partners’s capabilities.
Identifying and exploiting the concrete benefits of additive manufacturing, to increase the value of your products, reduce the cost of your operations and accelerate your projects, becomes a necessity. The IAC process allows you to identify all the visible and hidden, economic and time-saving gains over the entire life cycle of a project, and then implement the best integrated additive manufacturing solutions.
The multiplication of variants in the ranges is costly in terms of creation time, reference management, stock costs, obsolescence costs or specific tools. IAC brings you its expertise to define design, architecture, technological solutions, to optimize these costs of diversity and complexity.
50% of your costs are component and material purchases. IAC accompanies its customers to set up cross-functional competitive actions to reduce your purchasing expenses by activating a wide variety of levers: technical, sourcing, supplier workshops, etc.
The demand for product evolution in the market is frequent and vital to continue to exist. IAC’s expertise helps identify the best architecture and supply chain solutions to make its product lines industrially flexible, thus responding to market requirements in a timely manner and capturing more growth opportunities.
Matise the issues involved in connecting your equipment: identify opportunities, imagine concepts, evaluate customer and manufacturer benefits, adapt the business model, measure and record data, choose sensors and information transmission technologies, manufacturing costs and time-to-market.