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Since 1911, Whirlpool has been innovating home appliances. For the past hundred-plus years, the world’s #1 major appliance company’s products shifted from basic devices to complex fusions of machinery, electronics and software. In some cases, like the modern washing machine, the products barely resemble their original iterations.
Constellation: The Star of Whirlpool’s Product Development
Whirlpool needed a product development process specifically devised for their design needs in order to remain competitive. The process they created, called Constellation, lays out an entire year’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) goals. Constellation is designed to: