We have opted for agile methods and organize our projects with a Lean philosophy using the V-model. This model is a “Validation and Verification” method, providing control for process and progress. This strict model is based on having an associated test stage for every development stage. The next stage starts only after completing the previous stage. Below you will find a schematic overview of the rough phases in the journey with our customers. Whether all phases apply or only one or two, of course, depends on the desired degree of development.
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Pre-engineering: concept development
Product development: detail engineering and virtual testing
Manufacturing, product assembly and factory acceptance test
Installation, commissioning and site acceptance test
Tailor-made solutions approach
Selmers’ approach is to always provide a safe, professional, state-of-the-art and reliable industrial process solution. Either our customers find a best fit in our proven technology that only needs to be customized, or the best way to address their challenge could be for new technology to be developed. For the latter option Step 2 is crucial, for which we have an experienced and dedicated Concept Team at our disposal. Some customers approach us for Step 2 to be executed as a stand-alone project for their (obligations-free) future steps exploration.
After each iteration in the project’s product development, our customer can see the result and determine whether they are satisfied with the result or not. This is one of the benefits of the agile engineering development life cycle model. It enables Selmers to respond quickly and effectively to changes in the outside world. In recent years, our industrial automation staff have arranged the structure of our software in such a way that context is added to the process data so that is can be used for analysis. This data can be used to further optimize and automate your processes and enables Machine Learning. Hence we regard any solution to be iterative as well.
We believe that a match in way of working is most crucial to form a partnership. So feel free to get a quick answer.