What is Cost of Complexity? - And How to Calculate it

Cost of complexity is a term often used to describe the costs that are caused by introducing new products and managing the variety of products produced. Many different products would cause a high...
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Accelerate Agility, Flexibility and Efficiency with Modular Design

Does your Product Design Methodology Support your Company Strategy? Most companies today are operating in multiple market segments and regions where customers demand unique products customized to...
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5 Steps Transforming your Product Range from Diesel to Electric

Embrace Electrification using a Modular Product Architecture Electrification and business model transformation are two hot topics creating sleepless nights for leaders in many industrial companies...
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How to Manage Change in your Modular Product Architecture?

Governance of your investment in a modular system (product platform) is a critical part in succeeding to reach the profit and other targets for the product architecture. In our earlier story,...
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The Financial Impact of  Modularization 

The target with modularization is to meet three business objectives: Operational Excellence, Customer Intimacy and Product Leadership. When you achieve these objectives, you will see a positive...
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How Modular Are You Really?

Very few companies are completely non-modular. Seeking building blocks that are reused and transversally shared across multiple products is a common activity in most businesses to gain scale and...
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Simplicity + Variety = Product Portfolio Success

This is the age-old conundrum for manufacturers… How can you grow our top line with increased market variety and innovation while still controlling our costs? Organizations typically try two...
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3 steps Implementing Lean and Modularity

Minimize Waste Using Lean and Modular Product Architecture Minimizing waste is the focus of both lean and modularity. In many ways, they’re the perfect match to accelerate value creation.
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