What maternity leave and business trips have in common
Bundgaard is a children footwear company and has made quality shoes since 1904. For them, function is highly valued, meaning that their product development process starts by making sure that the fit of the shoes is a perfect matche for children’s feet. The design of the shoe is not compromised, it is still an important factor for the success of the brand. Bundgaard is a shoe with a perfect fit and nice design.
Bundgaard is positively developing and is getting their foot in more markets. Since they started turning things around it has influenced the product development as there are more and more models in the collection and they have more and more suppliers – meaning that the product development is getting more complicated: “Suddenly, there were many things to keep track of and it was in this situation that we came to talk about Delogue. It was a tool that we needed” – said Ulrik Schultz, CEO of Bundgaard.
The brand started to use Delogue back in October 2014. One of the values that they see in Delogue is that it gathers all information in one place instead of in different mail inboxes, and thereby brings a united history for all products. Another reason for choosing Delogue was that they had an employee, who was about to go on maternity leave, and they saw the value of a united history when handovers needed to be made to other employees.
We really felt the value with Delogue the first time we could use it on a business trip, where the follow-up meeting did not demand a whole lot of time when the employees came back home – Bundgaard.
The ability to use Delogue all over the world has proven to have a huge value when the employees are going on business trips. They are able to be much more productive than before, as they can put their information, samples, pictures and thoughts into Delogue while they are away. This has proven useful in three ways:
- It saves the employees a lot of time as there is almost no extra work when coming home
- They save time by not needing long meetings with the rest of the office when they come home
- Their co-workers at home can follow the process while it happens and are prepared to do the follow-up work
Line Lunde Jepsen, designer, points out: “We really felt the value with Delogue the first time we could use it on a business trip, where the follow-up meeting did not demand a whole lot of time when the employees came back home.” – Ulrik explains and continues: “It means that we can use more time on what the whole thing is about – the products. We are not using a lot of time reading heavy documents anymore, or having discussions about what our thoughts were about this product.”