"Many companies are attempting to go outside the enterprise to find these resources to access partners with discipline expertise as a strategic action," notes Michelle Boucher, research analyst for Aberdeen Group's Product Innovation and Engineering practice, "However, when it comes to coordinating mechatronic product development, the Best-in-Class have a greater focus on how they adapt existing resources and technology to alter the way product development takes place."
This report analyzed the experiences of over one hundred and seventy companies to uncover what these industry leaders are doing differently. The report details how they:
-- Improve communication and collaboration between engineering disciplines, supporting their ability to hit development cost targets up to 2.2 times as often as their competitors -- Plan and validate design requirements at a system level, a contributing factor to meeting product cost targets up to 2.1 times as often as their competitors -- Identify system level problems earlier in the product development process, helping them meet product launch dates up to 2.9 times as often as their competitors
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