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Case stories and hot topics on how to reduce complexity and accelerate value creation.

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Modular Management

Johnson Controls Hitachi

Johnson Controls Hitachi. How market segmentation clarifies customer needs, links company strategy and drives product planning.

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Luther Johnson

MTS Systems

MTS Systems. How a product architecture reduces unique part numbers, lowers customer project costs and shortens lead times.

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Modular Management

Niklas on Innovation

Niklas Gustafsson is Program Director at the KTH Executive School in Stockholm. Here’s what he has to say on innovation management and business transformation.

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Dynapac Construction Equipment
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Modular Management

Dynapac

Dynapac. How a product architecture helps reduce time to market for local variants, strengthens central product ownership and reduces cost.

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city air
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Modular Management

Trane

Trane Commerical Air Handling. How a product architecture strengthens product leadership, reduces cost and goes beyond lean and process automation.

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Modular Management

Guldmann

Guldmann People Lifting Systems. How a product architecture increases the number of variants, reduces cost and enables growth in new markets – building a bridge between strategy and results.

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Modular Management

Whirlpool

Whirlpool case story. How product architecture increases the number of variants, reduces costs and enables a rapid refresh of models – building a bridge between strategy and results.

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circular economy
Hot Topic
Colin de Kwant

Circular Economy

How to design for product lifecycle services? And make a real step towards realizing the circular economy?

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Dellner
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Modular Management

Dellner

Dellner offers production and after market services for train connection systems. Find out more about their customer-centric design and modular product architecture.

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Hot Topic
Alex Ginsburg

Configurability

Customers often want individual, customized solutions. Two things are needed to make this mass customization possible: configurability and configuration.

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Peab PGS
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Modular Management

Peab

Peab is one of the largest contractors for building and home construction in the Nordics. Their modular product architecture enables flexible, affordable and attractive housing.

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Modular Management

Alfa Laval

Alfa Laval supply gasketed plate-and-frame heat exchangers. Two key enablers for their cutting-edge order-to-configure process are configurability and an information model.

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Bosch
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Modular Management

Bosch

Bosch TT’s heat pump businesses faced a number of challenges. The company implemented a modularity program supported by Modular Management and achieved dramatic results.

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Modular Management

Wärtsilä

How was Wärtsilä able to reduce complexity and accelerate value creation for the world’s most efficient engine?

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Modular Management

Husqvarna

Acquisitions, regional product variations and low-cost competition all meant Husqvarna needed to find new ways to rationalize part numbers, lower costs and globalize product design.

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Hot Topic
Anders Leine

Lean and Modularity

Modularity is how to be effective and lean is how to be efficient. Both focus on minimizing waste and they can be the perfect match when implemented correctly. So where to start?

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Hot Topic
Mart Tiismann

Executive Dilemma

How to secure profitability through the management of business fundamentals? This article is about operational excellence, customer intimacy and product leadership, and how to optimize all three at the same time to accelerate value creation.

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Hot Topic
Alex Ginsburg

Agile Line Production

How can you make mass customized products and secure business fundamentals? How can you design for agile line production? Here are a few ideas.

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fast service
Hot Topic
Alex Ginsburg

Design for Fast Service

Service builds customer loyalty, saves costs and drives innovation. Or it doesn’t. Find out what modularity can do for the serviceability of products.

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