Anders T. Laursen's Biography:
Anders T. Laursen manages a team of 13 specialists in Configuration Management with responsibility for the creation and governance of product configurators used in wind turbines.
As a Senior Specialist, Anders plays a key role in defining and implementing the company’s future Agile Configuration Solution by ensuring governance and cross-functional collaboration of configuration complexity.
With more than 25 years of practical experience in product development, business improvements and PDM, ECM, CAD and configurable x-BoM’s, Anders has worked on a variety of projects including wind turbines (Vestas Wind Systems), agricultural machinery (AGCO), passenger trains and locomotives (Bombardier) and water pumps (Grundfos).
Management of configuration complexity across a global value chain
At Vestas, our vision is to become increasingly agile through Configuration Lifecycle Management in order to manage the governance of our standard and non-standard configurable hardware and software products with configurable manufacturing-, sourcing-, transportation-, installation-, service- and documentation -setups.
This presentation will explore how simplifying configuration complexity, collaborating across the value chain, and having clear accountability within the organization of configuration features supports the Enterprise with faster product introductions and utilize configuration information for Vestas’s current and future wind turbine installations and service opportunities, as well as anticipated initiatives such as augmented reality and IoT.