Presented by: Wally Slone, Vice President of Business Solutions at Fresenius Medical Care
Developing high quality products effectively and efficiently is a mission-critical business process for Fresenius Medical Care, a $10 billion dollar market leader in life-sustaining dialysis products and services. To improve the existing process, the company decided to implement a disciplined Stage-Gate® process. The initial goal was to get the complex task of developing new products under an efficient and consistent process that would increase speed-to-market and sustain the current product portfolio.
Mr. Slone led the effort to implement a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) process. His team focused on understanding the current reality of product innovation by first engaging the people who would ultimately be the end users of the PLM process. This set the foundation for change. Fresenius has transformed its product ideation-to-launch process. By killing less attractive projects and shifting valuable resources, Wally and his team have reinvigorated the organization’s focus on the projects critical to accelerate time-to-market without reducing the pipeline’s value.
By attending this free, online event you will learn:
- An overview of Fresenius’s product and portfolio management process
- How Fresenius aligned people, process, and technology to accelerate new product performance results
- How the Stage-Gate® process helped transform Fresenius’ organization into a business-minded culture