Product

development, improvement, designing

Strengthen your competitiveness with us

Product
development, improvement, designing

Strengthen your competitiveness with us

The development of the right products plays a decisive role in the success of a company. It is necessary to develop products that meet customer needs or awaken new needs in order to achieve the targets concerning sales, turnover and profit and to operate successfully in the market. For a company, the first central question to answer is: “What do my customers really need” – in order to then convert this into products. The second question that a company must answer is: “How can we efficiently make the transition from customer needs to the finished product?” The right answers to these two questions are crucial for the successful and rapid development of products and thus the success of the company.

However, the general conditions under which products have to be developed today are making the work of developers increasingly difficult:

  • Customer requirements and thus specifications change during the development project.
  • New competitors, especially from Asia, are appearing who offer products in the lower price segment and require significant cost reductions for the own products.
  • Uncertainty as to which product technologies are the right ones in the medium and long term.
  • More and more functions in products to serve more and more diverse market segments. More and more, different disciplines have to work together to develop new products in less time.

Based on the experience of more than 3,500 development projects, which Krehl & Partner has significantly supported, combined with current research findings in the field of product development, Krehl & Partner has developed practical approaches to the design of development organizations and processes. Based on an optimized development organization and suitable processes supported by target-oriented methods, the right products can be developed efficiently.

Krehl & Partner product development process and influencing factors

Our service

  • Use of proven methods in product development
  • Adaptation of methods to the individual development task, the team dynamics and the available information
  • Stringent requirements management
  • Development of products together with lead customers
  • Anchoring of thinking in functions, prevention of too fast solutions
  • Making concepts "tangible" by means of additive manufacturing
  • Acceleration of product development through agile procedures, e.g. concept prints, Kanban boards or CoLocation
  • Moderation of cross-functional development teams
  • Application of the principles of Lean Development (lean product development)
  • Consistent project planning and project management

Your value

  • Development of products with optimal customer benefit
  • Avoidance of over-engineering
  • Best possible production costs and therefore competitive price
  • Short development time and thus faster market entry
  • Structuring of products – modular design, series, platforms
  • Increase of communication in development
  • Improving cooperation between disciplines
  • Increased transparency and information flow

Are you interested in a first consultation or do you have any questions about product development?