Simplify everything!

Simplify your products!

Simplifiy your customers’ life!

Simplify your offer!

Increase your value!

Arolys is a consulting and training firm specialising in competitiveness and innovation.
Our values are simplicity, pragmatism and the pleasure of leading teamwork.

We constantly strive to cultivate our strong points:

A very concrete culture that always leads to simpler, more direct and less theoretical methods,
A dynamic and creative animation that encourages us to broaden the fields of investigation, in order to find innovative solutions,
A functioning in binomial for maximum efficiency: no input constraints for the facilitator, while the results of the work appear instantly to the team,
Our expertise in difficult projects with very ambitious objectives in a wide range of sectors: products, processes, organisations, etc.

Philippe RIVOIRON

Passionate about competitiveness and innovation, I have been leading large companies and SMEs to radical cost reductions and customer value enhancement for over 30 years.

I have long believed in the importance of teamwork.

I am always amazed by the strong expertise and specialised know-how that we can find in all sectors of activity, but I cannot bring myself to see them working so imperfectly together in so many projects.
I am also convinced that simple methods are the key to efficiency, both in terms of competitiveness and innovation.

AROLYS consultants share these passions and the values of simplicity and pragmatism.
Our two-man operation guarantees unparalleled efficiency.
We take our clients beyond the gains they thought were achievable by transforming the corporate culture in a very concrete way.

AROLYS’ EXPERTISE

 

We lead numerous DESIGN TO COST & VALUE missions in France, Europe (Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Finland, Denmark…), the United States (Kansas, Minnesota) and Asia (India, Japan):

Water treatment

Design to Cost and Value of water treatment plants (VEOLIA WATER TECHNOLOGIES)…

Industrial machinery and equipment

Design to Cost and Value of industrial robots (SEPRO-GROUP)
Design to Cost and Value of fibre optic machines (CONDUCTIX WAMPFLER)

Consumer products

Design and Redesign to Cost of various household appliances (BRANDT – CEVITAL),
Sports products (DECATHLON),
Boilers (BOSCH, DE DIETRICH), …

Medical equipment

Design to Cost and Value of medical devices (FRESENIUS KABI)

Railway

Redesign of the AGC regional train systems, Autorail Grande Capacité (BOMBARDIER TRANSPORT)
Optimisation of fittings for a new locomotive (ALSTOM), …

Agricultural equipment and large land vehicles

Design to Value of tractors, combines, planters, spray cutters, balers… (AGCO – MASSEY FERGUSON – VALTRA), … Value analysis of vibrating vehicles for oilfield detection (SERCEL)

Nuclear

Optimisation of a Uranium purification plant (AREVA), ..

Automotive

Design to Cost for the 307,
Development of the product productivity approach (future Redesign to cost®) (PSA)…

Aeronautics and Space

Design to Cost and Value of a new electrical equipment technology (SAFRAN AEROSYSTEMS)
Reduction of A380 module costs (HISPANO SUIZA) …
Design to Cost of new composite technologies for civil aviation (SAFRAN), …

Electronics

Design at Target Cost of several military systems (THALES),
Electricity, thermal energy, water and gas meters (ITRON)…

We carry out numerous training and deployment assignments in modern competitiveness and innovation approaches:

  • Pilot training and deployment of the Design to Value approach on 5 sites: 1 in France, 2 in the United States and 2 in Finland (AGCO – MASSEY FERGUSON, VALTRA, CHALLENGER, FENDT)
  • Training of more than 120 engineers and technicians in the fast and efficient tools of Design to Cost in France, Italy, Spain, Germany (SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC)
  • Numerous training courses in efficient Design to Cost (PAM – SAINT GOBAIN, MECAPACK, DEF…)

We have simplified the diversity of many product lines

  • Food products
  • Tractors
  • Scaffolding and ladders
  • Fabrics for ski boots…

Peggy DEUSCHT – Site Director Centre of Excellence France – CONDUCTIX

” Arolys’ support was a real success because the approach is extremely pragmatic and concrete. It is a field support that is as close as possible to the teams, which gives a rhythm and a permanent adjustment to our needs. Beyond the results on the equipment itself, this approach has brought the teams closer together… it’s almost like team building! “

Silvere JAMAIN – Product Line Manager – SOMFY

” Great animation, bravo to the animator because it is indeed difficult to align the minds to the guideline.
To be repeated on projects that require it.. “

François CORSO – Design Office Manager – CONDUCTIX

” We appreciated the undeniable methodological contribution on the functional definition and the absolute necessity to judge the levels of flexibilities to define the right need.
The cost breakdown method is simple and pragmatic, which makes it possible to challenge the definition of the product and to imagine new concepts to achieve the cost reduction objectives already in this phase.
A great dynamic was created between the teams during this analysis, which continued during the implementation of the project. “

Pierre BRION – Head of Engines division – SOMFY

” The method is simple and the approach is based on a lot of pragmatism and common sense. Moreover, it allows the experts present to collaborate and to reach a consensus. I have rarely seen an approach of this type bring us to this level of result in such a short time. Bravo AROLYS!”

Denis GALHAUT – Design Office – CONDUCTIX

” A “salutary” performance that highlighted a daily reality. “

Benjamin STALDER – Project Manager – CONDUCTIX

” I particularly appreciated this approach which took me out of my purely technical vision. It is global and efficient. It gives a lot of clarity to the management (and obviously to ourselves). “

Dominique WEGRICH – Industrialisation Technician – PAUL HARTMANN

” It was a complicated process given the company’s requirements, well done for the adaptation and analysis. “

Xavier GOUSSET – Méthodes – ALDES

” The fact of having an external facilitator (Arolys) obliges us to reformulate our needs without taboos. This is to ensure that they are understood by the whole project group, including Arolys (role of candide). As Arolys has a timetable to respect, it forces us to make quick decisions to enable the synthesis at the end of the process. “

Nicolas TORTIGUE – Purchasing Manager – LAPEYRE

” Good service. Listening to the participants. “

Dominique WEGRICH – Industrialisation Technician – PAUL HARTMANN

” Complicated health situation, we still managed to bring up the levers for improvement. Thanks to you.    “

François VUILLAUME – R&D director – ELM LEBLANC (BOSCH group)

” A method that can provide the little extra needed for a successful project. “

Olivier FREZET – Sales managers – CONDUCTIX

” The Design to Cost approach proposed by Arolys is a very good application of the precept “To decide is to choose, to choose is to give up”.
Philipe not only provided us with a methodology, but above all helped us to take a step back and make natural decisions.
This exercise should therefore be considered as much a technical process as a change management process. “

Mickaël REQUIN – Project Manager – SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

” The training is very useful and opens the mind to the design to cost approach upstream and downstream of projects. “

Vladimír – Material productivity manager – SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

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” It is also good to see the reaction of other participants or other ideas shared during our meeting. “

Jonas JUNKER BENGTSEN – Process specialist – VEOLIA KRÜGER

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” Arolys was very helpful when we didn’t know where to go or how to proceed. “

Anne-Laure THIEBAUT – Controlling Management – PAUL HARTMANN

” The Arolys team was able to grasp the complexity of the subject while applying a simple, structured approach that revealed the areas for improvement! “

Guillaume CHAMPON – Process manager – FRESENIUS KABI

” A nice approach of the cost reduction, very complete and realistic “

Frédéric MARTIN – Plant Manager – LAPEYRE

” Effective and participatory method, sometimes challenging received ideas. “

Pascal FRANCOIS – Methods Engineer – ALDES

” A rigorous approach with a mastery of animation, relevant conclusions to be put in relation with the industrial context which does not necessarily allow the approach to be completely successful. “

Maud OLLER – Chef de projets – ALDES

” The intervention of an external person is positive because it removes internal tensions and people are more available. “

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