Understanding Product and Process Data: iRobot's Transformational Digital Engineering Journey

JULIE PIKE | November 15, 2016

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If you attended our recent webcast, “iRobot’s Journey to Product Nirvana”, then you know that iRobot recently made the move from a drawing-centric product development process (where all of their product information was noted on CAD drawings) to a part-centric one where all product data is maintained in a Bill of Materials (BOM).  To ensure that all organizational stakeholders were receiving maximum value from this new approach to product development, iRobot adopted a “Quick Win” approach. With this approach, projects were deployed in 3-6 month increments rather than completed over a longer period of time that zapped the energy of the team members. The results were startling.

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