Beni di Consumo
Indipendentemente dal fatto che producano lavatrici o palloni da calcio, un contenitore a tenuta per le bevande o la linea di assemblaggio che processa cibo, i produttori di beni di consumo sono focalizzati sullo stesso obiettivo: produrre prodotti innovativi al prezzo che i consumatori vorrebbero pagare, immettendo il prodotto sul mercato più velocemente dei competitor.
Per il mercato della distribuzione, i produttori approcciano utenti che cercano il low-cost, la durabilità del prodotto con un particolare occhio alla crescente attenzione per l'efficienza energetica e la manifattura ecologica: senza queste prerogative i prodotti difficilmente possono sostenere i cicli di vendita.
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Consumer expectations for home appliances are high: Users demand that a given product will perform day in and day out — and last for many years. Repairs are a major inconvenience, as anyone who has seen laundry pile up while waiting for a service call can tell you. A reputation for reliability is a key product selling point.
Food manufacturing is complex because of the inherent physics, a process that is seamless to the end user. From the design of the equipment that processes food, to the actual manufacturing of food, to the packaging of the final product, even to transportation concerns, the needs of product manufacturers are more demanding than ever. Increasingly, food safety, nutritional value and shelf life are important selling points. And, of course, these improvements need to be made while containing costs.
Cutting a few ounces off the weight of a bicycle and improving the flow of air around bike and rider can shave off precious seconds in race conditions; it can also make for a more pleasant, less strenuous ride for the casual cyclist. Engineering simulation can help you design sporting products with greater strength or flexibility, lighter weight, less drag (in air or water), straighter flight, better bounce or more control — optimizing the key parameters that will give your customers the edge, whether they are elite athletes or recreational enthusiasts.
Companies that sell household cleaners, laundry detergents, air fresheners and other home care items are constantly challenged to innovate while maintaining competitive price points. Finding the balance between innovation — which, in consumer language, translates to value-added features, bells and whistles, and improved performance — and cost containment is achieved through simulation driven product development.