Figure 1: CEVT Volvo “platform” module
Erik Grans is known for introduction of PLM platform in the famous Chinese automotive company – Geely Group’s Sweden based subsidiary – CEVT. The foundations of this company were laid in year 2013 and it aimed to offer product development solutions to auto majors. Their main focus was on building such platforms that could help automotive companies in smooth development of new car models. The project was a huge success which was verified by the rapid expansion of CEVT team from 100 to 1900 employees in just 2 years. The CMA framework adopted by this company is a benchmark of successful innovations in the intensely competitive market of the day.
But, what exactly is this platform meant for and what are its biggest contribution in the success of automotive solutions provided to companies. The company helps its clients achieve “super-rational” production and development processes with patterns that are created within given restriction of “ready” consistent variable geometrics. These platforms are, basically, springboards that play key role in profitable and competitive realization of products. The best example of this conceptual thinking is presented by Volvo cars that adopted a platform strategy in year 1908.
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