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RTJ008: New Product Development and Implementation in Production

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ABB Engineering Masterclass is back and this year we will take over the Tallinn University of Applied Sciences.

Have you wondered how new product development (NPD) and its implementation (NPI) in the area of industrial technology production looks like? Now you have the chance to attend a lecture series that is called to life in collaboration between ABB and Tallinn University of Applied Sciences (TTK) to introduce this topic.

Engineering Masterclass is an open course for everyone, but only TTK students will be able to earn EAP's from it. Students of TTK will be able to register themselves to the course (code: RTJ008) via ÕIS platform.

Course will start in February 2020 and more detailed information will be shared soon here and in our social media platforms.


New Product Development Systems

First lecture will be an introduction to the lecture series: the purpose and the methods. What is new Product Development and how it works on a system level? What are the key principles to ensure the flow in product development?

Lauri Kuusisto

Project Manager

About me: I support people to develop their skills and help them towards the role what they are pursuing for. I ensure people’s well-being from technical competence to the tools they are using, from working atmosphere to their next career possibilities. Motivated people create better products and solutions for our customers.

Biggest achievement I would say is building an international Engineering team from scratch in Dubai to serve the Gulf region’s customers.

Voice of Customer

Lecture has three main focuses, first ascertaining client's expectations and to adapt the approach of the company to the client's expectations. Then introducing the main metrics to be used in measuring customer satisfaction. Last, but not least, how client feedback is handled in ABB Way.

Enn Karin

Product Marketing Specialist

Working as a Factory Product Marketing specialist in Compact Secondary Substations factory allocated for European markets my target markets and customers are across Europe covering segments from electric utilities to industries, e-Mobility, renewable energy etc. Main responsibilities are to coordinate and develop sales, analyze markets, inspect and prepare technical offer, give input to product development and be responsible for positive results and revenues in given markets. As factory product marketing it is essential to understand precisely what customer wants.

Project Management

Nowadays, you see the job title „Project Manager“ everywhere. It goes from someone who schedules classes to people building new factories on another continent. In this lecture, we will talk about what Project Managers really do in the field of R&D and Engineered to Order businesses: What is they role? What are the key success factors? What kind of skill does a Project Manager need?

Sébastien Migeotte

Project Management, Sales Support and Service Manager

About me: About me: In my opinion, the Project Management Office has a key role in the organizations. By their nature, they oversee the entire value chain and help identify bottlenecks. In my daily work, my main focus is to create the organization and atmosphere for the team to thrive. By empowering the team and helping them grow, we are able to achieve the best results for both the customers and the company.

If I need to pick my career highlight, I’d choose the creation of 2 Project Management Offices in 2 different factories from scratch to world-class performance, improving greatly overall operation performance and profitability.

Lilli Hamari

Project Management Office Manager

As a project office manager I do my best to create an environment for project managers to excel in their work by supporting them in daily questions and with their long-term targets. Project manager’s main task is to make project plan, budget, and make sure that the project complies to customer requirement. Communication with customer and all project stakeholders is definitely one key element in project management. Due to the fact that every project and every customer is different, there is never a similar day in the project management office!

My career highlight was to manage a project that was the largest delivery of low voltage switch-gears to pulp and paper industry in Finland. The project was a success regardless of being very complex from every perspective.

Validating the Designs

You've designed something, but you're not sure how it works in reality? Come see how the experts are testing the designs. Last but not least, come listen how to actually use FEM!

Alexander Jerne

Mechanical Design Engineer

About me: My biggest achievement in ABB would be being a part of the team that tackled the biggest design problem faced by the factory in 2017/2018.

I make sure our designs our safe and durable, while avoiding the need to manufacture expensive physical prototypes.

Electrical Machine Design

Electrical machines play a significant role in the age of efficient utilization and production of electrical energy.

The lecture will give a comprehensive overview about electrical machine construction, design processes and applications.

You will know also why electrical machines are special from engineering point of view.

Oleg Kudrjavtsev

R&D Project Manager

About me: I am R&D Project Manager in Electrical Machines Factory. I have strong engineering background in design of electrical machines. My job is to lead the team of professionals, whose daily mission is creating the cost effective and high efficiency generators for different applications.

Mechanical Engineering

New lecture! More information about the lecture soon.

Ants Palgi

Senior R&D Engineer

About me: I am a Senior R&D Engineer specialized in Modular Systems in the Packaging Technology Center. My main tasks consist of developing world-class products according to our customers' needs whilst maintaining ABB's state-of-the-art quality and safety standards. This requires continuous consideration of the best available tools and input from the whole value chain.

Additionally, I help a team of development engineers tailor solutions for ABB factories and customers all over the world.

Industrial Engineering

Have you ever thought about the answers to following questions: How to produce a product? What is production process design? How product volumes and variety affect production process design? Project? Jobbing? Batch production? Mass production? Continuous production? What process type to use? How much capacity should an operation plan to have? What is layout? What type of layout should an operation choose? Fixed position ? Functional? Cell? Production line? What type of layout should an operation choose? If yes, come listen this lecture and find out the answers.

Mihkel Must

Operations Manager

About me: If to name a few achievements I am especially proud of they would be managing a number of new product ramp-up, product transfer and production improvement projects. Also, managing production life-cycle change in Finland with implementation of 4 new production lines and assembly robot.

My aim is to develop ABB production to have state of art operations. We are not just producing the products, we create value for our customers. Continuous improvement of our processes - seeking perfection in quality, make operations LEAN, create flow and solve issues systematically.

Production Management

Production management is a key factor to a company’s profitability and value creation to customers. It requires understanding of the whole value chain of activities from raw materials to final product delivery. How to stay safe, within quality standards and deliver on time? How to stay productive while doing all this? With sophisticated orchestration this can be achieved. Come listen to the lecture and find out the details!

Lauri Kalm

Production Line Manager

About me: As a former Project Manager my biggest achievements have been ramping up a new type Wind converter and co-creating a university lecture series like this one. Now, as a Production Line Manager, the biggest achievement so far has been trying to balance the order load and capacity of a ~160 person production line.

Our licence to operate is safety – monitoring and influencing a safe environment is extremely important in production. And as mentioned above, keeping customer satisfaction and profitability on high levels are also main tasks we have to execute daily.

Lean Six Sigma in Production

Lean Six Sigma is focusing on methods and concepts for performance improvement, systematic waste identification and uncertainty (variation) reduction. The lecture will create basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma, introduce some tools and show how they are used in practice.

Kaarel Lahtvee

Quality & Continuous Improvement Manager

About me: I work as a change agent and problem solver. I have managed many Continuous Improvement projects and made several new product introductions in the factory.

The biggest challenge started in 2017 when Solar production unit moved to separate production facility. We needed to set up the whole production and at the same time come out with two new production lines concepts, while keeping the quality and delivery targets on excellent level.

Robotics in Production

The topic of Robotics is widely discussed nowadays, but where do we stand regarding Industrial Robotics. This lecture will give an overview of the current market situation of industrial robots, their implementation, as well as design of a robot cell. The lecture will not miss real life examples.

Andrijana Cekovska

Project Engineer trainee

About me: I am part of the Robotics team, which delivers solutions for different production lines involving industrial robots.

My daily tasks range from preparing robot simulations to hands-on implementation of the final solutions.

With my team's work, we help our customers to improve their production by using the advantages of the ABB industrial robots.

Visit to a Product development Site and Production

The visit to ABB will consist of the introduction to the three main factories located in Jüri (Motors and Generators Factory, Drives Factory and Compact Secondary Substations Factory). The excursion will consist of checkpoint oriented tours.

Roadmap to finish the course like a master

Got a question? Ask!

Sébastien Migeotte

Project Manager
Mobile: 5680 1326

Lilli Hamari

Project Manager
Mobile: 5680 1359