Employee leadership drives the continuous innovation journey at Daman Products Company. The company’s approach to R&D includes a disciplined approach and a long view of success. It also relies on leadership from every facet of the company, including production and distributor services to purchasing, maintenance, information technology, even human resources and administrative services.
“Innovation requires taking a long view of the process and suspending any expectations for immediate solutions or results,” Larry Davis, Daman president, explained. "Our R&D model is based on intense interpersonal development and engaging our leaders through new accountabilities and responsibilities."
The entrepreneurial culture within Daman has evolved organically over 15 years of cultivating a sophisticated culture of continuous improvement.
"We realized we needed to dismantle the conventional R&D process and apply the tools from our continuous improvement toolbox," Davis explained. "The process has created a product innovation environment like no other."
Daman has released a 12-page white paper entitled, “Journey into continuous innovation. Transcending traditional markets.” that looks at how the company’s R&D journey promises discovery, growth and forward movement. It also identifies essential rules of the road for any R&D initiative within a culture of continuous improvement.
"We've created a Creative Team with representatives from every aspect of our company," Davis explained. "That gives us a broad perspective on fresh ideas that may evolve into new products or services that we can launch into the marketplace."
The team uses a pipeline to organize and assess ideas, identify customer wants and needs, test prototypes and track progress. Team members also are developing better communication skills and cultivating the power of patience and persistence.
"Sustainable growth demands continuous innovation,"
Learn more about Daman's approach to continuous innovation and a sustainable R&D process on its website, www.daman.com. Or request a printed copy of "Journey into continuous innovation. Transcending traditional markets.” by contacting Daman Products Company, 800-959-7841.
Daman Products Co., Inc., founded in 1976, actively practices advanced manufacturing and marketing concepts to effectively provide value and service to its markets. It is primarily engaged in the design and manufacture of hydraulic valve manifolds and related products. For more information, visit www.daman.com.