Product planning and the need for speed at the age of agile manufacturing
Products are becoming more complex, and mass customization is on the rise. Product lines in manufacturing, especially build-to-order products, are a way to enable mass customization by providing optionality and a range of standard products for customers to choose from. They also bring with them the complexity of planning and deciding on the standard and optional features alongside their constraints and interdependencies.
Reducing Complexity and Financial Waste in Product Manufacturing
Product designers and managers today have many moving parts to consider. They require practical, but robust tools to gain valuable insight to guide their product management. Deciding what NOT to do (or what features and products NOT to release) is just as important as choosing what TO do.
How can product managers get to no or yes? How can they contend with product complexity?