Speakers 2016

8th - 9th March 2016

Olaf Tellefsen

VP, R&D Efficiency, Volvo Group, Sweden

I currently hold the position as Vice President Strategy, Process & IT at Volvo Buses Global Product Development and Purchasing. My main responsibility is to drive and secure that our operational efficiency targets are met. From 2010 through 2014 Vice President and Chief Program Manager for a Volvo Group wide program with the target to increase the Product Development efficiency for the group with 30%. I also have 10 years of experience as management consultant at Arthur D. Little, mainly within the field of innovation and product creation.

Presenting: The Value of Lean: Volvo’s Journey through Changing an Entire Product Development System - 9 Mar 2016, 09:15

In an effort to drive up efficiency in their product development lifecycle, Volvo's transformation towards lean is much more than an IT system upgrade, it is a showcase of organizational cultural change. 

Volvo succesfully achieved results both in increased ROI and improved company-wide buy in.Olaf will take you through his experiences of Volvo's operational development changes with personal insight into leading cultural and IT changes that underlined a complete business transformation.

We will cover:

  • Defining your strategy and identifying the challenges in your current system
  • Culture and behaviour-A top down approach from leadership to embed company strategy
  • Targeting the melting pot: the critical value adding activity in the organization that can make change happen
  • The IT system does not solve the problems, people do!