Unformatted text preview: products (464). 3. It influences 3M operating units to communicate better and spending most of their time together in planning and setting priorities for product development based on customer needs and expectations. Prioritizing is important to 3M because it helps compressed development time and brings their new products to the market more quickly. It also influences the company to have cross- functional teams who work closely with customers to learn present and future customers’ needs so, they can develop new products and satisfy customer expectations....
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