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Lean/agile development at a provider of polyurethane foam and polyurethane adhesives and epoxy resins

Client situation & approach

Our client is a provider of polyurethane foam and polyurethane adhesives and epoxy resins. The organisation was facing an increasingly competitive market environment, where only continuous innovation was helping to protect margin levels. We supported with:

  • Development and implementation of objective evaluation systems of ongoing development projects
  • Review and re-prioritization of the development project portfolio to focus resources
  • Training in SCRUM methodology and coaching of application (incl. visual planning boards, SCRUM sprint approach)
  • Design and setup of a management system to steer the progress of development projects and evaluate/initiate new projects when required

Results

  • Reduction of development project time by more than 80%
  • An increase of OTIF level of projects by more than 30%
  • A significant increase of successful completion level of development projects