70 percent of the production costs are evidently determined during the development phase. It is all the more important to minimize complexity from the start. Once a product is on the market, its complexity must be managed, and if necessary, continuously reduced during the ongoing process.
In the wood and furniture industry, product development fits as little in the same scheme as the products to be developed. As about two-thirds of the cost of a product are determined during development phase, clear guidelines and requirements are necessary to minimize the costs.
Management of Product Variations
As much as necessary, as little as possible... Who follows this motto when designing a product range, establishes not just a consistent offer portfolio for its customers but also the least possible variety of parts and products. Through that method, we help to avoid complexity.
01 Reduction of variants
(Residential and contract furniture)
Standardisation of Construction Principles
Standards that developers must observe during the product development are a prerequisite for efficient and customized manufacturing of small or large quantities. In addition, design principles that take into account the existing manufacturing expertise must follow logic and are based on platform strategies.
01 Standardization of furniture construction
Value analysis is a method for the development and enhancement of products. The emphasis lies here on improving the products significantly by increasing their quality, and thus, raising the value of the products and minimizing the material and production costs at the same time. We achieve this by eliminating costs and processes that are not necessary for the quality, usefulness, durability or the image of the furniture. In order to do this, we check the furniture on their improvement potential in terms of design and production.
01 Value analysis