The Bottling Technology Development department is a reliable partner for product development and component applications. Personnel in this department pursues a system approach and aims to provide its internal clients with integrated and low-complexity solutions. Team-oriented work approaches are used to combine mechanics, process technology and automation into a mechatronics unit, which is reflected in the machines.
The team practiced a conventional, phase-oriented product development process (PEP), but this approach repeatedly - and unintentionally - led to situations where there was not enough transparency for those in charge of the products. In addition, it frequently resulted in longer throughput times and a sub-optimal use of resources, since the interim results of the development projects took too long to come to fruition. With the goal of creating a level playing field vis-a-vis those in charge of the products, it was decided to supplement the production process with agile elements so that results can be achieved faster, the level of quality can be increased and those in charge of the products can be integrated into the process.
To this end, the company sought out a partner with extensive experience, who takes the existing teams along on the agile journey, and who consistently enhances the mindset of all stakeholders in the right direction.