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Agile product development in ingredients

Client situation & approach

An ingredients supplier facing a highly aggressive and competitive manufacturing market. The company had to develop new grades, reduce harmful byproducts and optimize cost-effectiveness. EFESO supported the senior management with:

  • Diagnosis of R&D department and portfolio
  • Lean development implementation, lead time reduction and productivity improvement
  • Breakthrough in Capex and industrialization projects

Results

  • Installed a proactive innovation process to accelerate development and minimize Capex
  • Revamped the development phase gate system and implemented multi-project management systems
  • Reviewed and optimized project management control, implementing an Obeya room process
  • Optimized resource use in R&D using Scrum