Construction machinery

OEM, Tier I and Tier II agricultural vehicles and construction machinery, their competitiveness initiatives must be conducted in compliance with the reliability, safety and enhanced performance requirements of their markets.

Product ranges must increasingly incorporate innovative functions (comfort, ease of maintenance, support for electric/hybrid architectures, connected or even autonomous vehicles) with controlled environmental impacts that are compatible with changing standards. The competition, especially from Asian manufacturers, is becoming increasingly fierce.

 

The integration of new technologies, new energies and new environmental standards as well as a regular renewal of the ranges forces them to reduce their time, development costs but also industrialization. The adoption of modular architectures to anticipate and integrate robust, more productive and innovative technical developments at lower costs is a key competitive advantage.   Whether you offer complex systems or standard equipment, IAC accompanies you to win new business awards and restore/increase your margins, by leveraging all the competitive levers within your business through sector-specific, robust and proven approaches.

Construction machinery

Audit the competitiveness of your activity and measure the stakes of gain on your programs

The goal is twofold:

-assess the competitiveness of your programs and product offering from upstream development to life series.

-defining and prioritizing competition improvement projects with the best Payback.

Implement a platforming strategy for products and technological bricks

Design modular, clinchable product lines with time-to-market and minimal non-response costs to OEM programs.

Deploy Design-To-Cost to secure the operating margin of your programs

In the upstream phase and up to the SOP milestone, manage your development costs and arbitrate cost / performance trade-offs.

Win new Business Awards

Structuring steps to optimize a program’s overall budget (recurring and non-recurring) during project phases to differentiate itself from the competition and win tenders. Enhance customer specification requirements, offer trade-offs and make internal figures more reliable.

Optimize non-recurring development and development costs for new systems or equipment

Conduct value analysis of budget developments and propose organizational optimizations to improve efficiency. Implement innovative operating modes on recent project tasks.  

Shorten development schedules and make them more reliable

Optimize your program schedules by identifying alternative development logics in a Value Stream Mapping approach. Supervise your clients’s interventionism after the start-up and secure execution by implementing innovative Lean Engineering management practices.

Restore the operating margin of your products

Set up punching actions to restore margins, respond to OEM price cut requests and negotiate Customer Change Request well, via ReDesign-To-Cost post design freeze and SOP initiatives.

 

Reduce the cost of your families Purchasing through transversal approaches

Set up cross-functional competition actions to reduce your purchasing expenses by using a wide variety of levers: technical, sourcing, supplier workshops, etc.

Define and deploy the Innovation process

Explain the market applications of your technical innovations, and implement relevant criteria and methods to select innovations for development.

Define a robust and transverse Innovation process for your organization, and support your teams during its deployment.

Valuing the benefits of additive manufacturing

Identify and exploit the concrete benefits of additive manufacturing to speed up your projects, increase the value of your products (in particular the reduction of weight and size), reduce the cost of your operations (tools, spare parts and after-sales service).

Transform your organization and build your teams into skills

Deploying a methodology within your organization to control costs from the design phases: setting up the target process (activities, milestones, deliverables) and building teams’ skills through training modules.

Tangible results with each mission
Discover the case studies

02/02/2018

Publication

Predictive costing at the service of your competitiveness

Discover how to optimize the design of your new products through data science and the contribution of new digital tools

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11/11/2017

Publication

Emerging Markets : How to Succeed?

How to successfully set up and market your products in emerging countries?  

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17/09/2017

Publication

Relocation in France: Yes we can!

The visible or hidden costs and gains of an industrial relocation are studied with a global Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach.

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28/02/2017

Article

AWARE: an autonomous vehicle project

Improve the competitiveness from the R&D stage

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