Successful product development requires, ultimately, the delivery through manufacturing. After all, we are most likely for profit entity, and even if we were not for profit, in our effort to maximize our resource usage we should act as if we were a for profit. Specifically, we do not squander our available resources.
Mass production has many approaches, depending upon quality desired, and volume of parts to be produced as well as product and development cost constraints. Selecting a manufacturer with a variety of possibilities is important, as it is then possible to explore the most promising method for the production run of this product. Cultivating a relationship with such a supplier, makes it possible to bring your developed product to fruition quickly, and expediently to market. It is not in your best interest to wait or stand idle. One such example of this type of supplier found at:
We will write more about these alternatives in subsequent blogs.Tags: Design for Manufacture, manufacturing, product development, risk management