Heads up the Global Product Architecture team at Volvo Construction Equipment, which is responsible to ensure product consistency and optimize product complexity for construction equipment produced by Volvo. Talfryn is a Chartered Engineer. Originally a graduate mechanical engineer working at OEMs producing railway rolling stock, Talfryn has 25 years experience in leading product development teams at Volvo and other construction equipment manufacturers. Talfryn is passionate about products, keeping things simple and concentrating resources on value added activities.
Complexity Management & Modular Methods are key challenges for the development of scaling products for the automotive industry. In order to get a product into series production with clearly defined properties and capabilities, not only the complexity in connected product features but also the variance resulting from constraints and dependencies of a development project with a high degree of innovation must be handled. Therefore, complexity management drivers and modular methods have been defined allowing to have tailored solutions not only for the complexity in modularization coming up during the development but also to consider the overall transformation from physical product architectures to connected ones.