Innovation powers performance
Competitiveness is shifting from Manufacturing to Innovation
Studies show that as manufacturing capacity becomes globally available at low cost, its competitive value declines and competitiveness shifts to innovation.
Innovation is the primary mechanism by which firms grow
There is a strong association between R&D intensity (R&D expenditure per dollar of sales) and subsequent growth in sales. Industries which have greater intensity grow at a faster rate over a sustained period of time. Companies which invest a larger percentage of sales in R&D benefited with a greater growth rate in sales than their competitors, irrespective of industry.
Companies that are more efficient in Innovation perform better
A study published in the Journal of Financial Economics concludes “… firms that are more efficient in innovation on average have higher contemporaneous market valuations and superior future operating performance, , and stock returns”.
Argo’s international team of Product Innovation & Value Management (PiVM) helps our clients on their innovation journey both on the current product portfolio and the future one. The objective is to optimize the COGS and address the white spots of the existing portfolio and create the correct business structure to develop better products faster.
The main levers that we use in an integrated manner are Lean Product Development (LPD), Value Engineering (VaVe), Open Innovation (OI), Component Standardization (CS), Platform Strategies (PS) and Modular Concepts. All initiatives are supported by a thorough change management process that canalizes the necessary mindset changes.