a global leading player within food analysis. The products offered by FOSS is
primarily highly advanced analytical instruments and related services.
over the last years seen a record growth in both turnover and profit. At the
same time the R&D department has doubled in size the last 3 years and will
continue to grow even larger
7 different food segments from grain to milk over meat the product portfolio
has increased dramatically to currently ~50 product offerings.
the complexity has risen to a level where it is hard for the designers to keep
track of different possibilities lying in the solutions already designed and in
the solutions that are currently in development.
to high component cost, high complexity, high inventory cost and longer
therefore a need to start a study within Platform Architecture Development.
long run, FOSS wants to achieve a larger product portfolio with fewer
components, lower cost and shorter development time by utilizing the benefits
of modularization and platform architecture.