Competitive products are the key to the success of every company. To resist the pressure of high competition companies must also optimize their processes to an even greater extent.
Apart from the direct production departments such as manufacturing and assembly, where the optimization of production processes have been standard practice for decades, the indirect areas such as product development and planning of production systems are now moving increasingly to center-stage. Alongside the requirement for innovation, these areas are expected to keep to schedule and cost restrictions. But the high degree of complexity of the process steps involved and the difficulty of accurately defining them prevent effective process management in these areas. Experience from industry shows that companies desire a lot of support in these areas.
The following paper describes an innovative methodology for the flexible planning, monitoring and controlling of highly complex dynamic development processes. This methodology, has already proved successful in pilot projects in different industries such as automobile or electrical tool industry.