Articles

Home

All of these article topics can be combined into
 customized DFM classes & Workshops  or the
Most advanced product development classes & Workshops

 

(listed alphabetically with red  indicating new article)

 

Automatic Part Resupply article with illustration of  kanban
Bidding article, which may appear to lower one cost, but raises others and distracts from real cost reduction
   Build-to-Order article
Build-to-Order, achieving growth through  article
Build-to-Order Product Families article  and build all family products to-order at 1/10 overhead costs
  Concept/Architecture optimization for low-Cost Products, article 
  Concurrent Engineering for Challenging Products, while paper article
Compete on price without sacrificing profit, article
 Cost of Quality, cost of,  article
 Cost  Reduction and Material Usage for Large Parts, article,  offers "drop-in" replacements for new and old
Cost reduction; how_not_to_lower_cost, article  with new warnings about product development "processes that donít even have a Product Design phase and skip from "concept testing" to "prototype testing.."
Design for Growth article 
 Design Half-Cost Products and cut cost categories from half to 1/10; new article

Design Low-Cost Truss Structures, new article with many examples,
Design for Manufacturability article
Designing in Quality article
DFM article DFM Training g.  article; how to arrange
Family Product Design article  and build all family products to-order at 1/10 overhead costs
 Growth, Design for,  article 
Growth, achieving through BTO & Mass Customization article
Half-Cost Products and cut cost categories from half to 1/10
Half_Cost_Solar, article    with Case study on CSP 
Half the Time to Stable Production article
Innovation, time to, article

Kanban, with illustration, article
Low-Bidding article, which may appear to lower one cost, but raises others and distracts from real cost reduction
Manufacturability, Design for,  article
Manuracturing Strategy    New Article
  Mass Customization article
Mass Customization, achieving growth through, article
Missing Link in Mass Customization. Article  in the April 2011 issue of Mechanical Engineering, published by ASME. https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/memagazineselect/article/133/04/32/380120 
Mass Production; Shortcomings of, article, a witty and hard-hitting editorial on the demise of Mass Production
Off-Shore Manufacture article; how it thwarts 6 of 8 cost reduction strategies at: www.halfcostproducts.com
Outsourcing for cost article, the hidden costs of outsourcing and its detrimental effects
                on real cost reduction efforts, like teamwork
Part Resupply, automatic, article with illustration of  kanban
Phases & Gates: Article on How_not_to_lower_cost, article
 with new warnings about product development "processes that donít even have a Product Design phase!
Product Development Strategy      New Article
Product  Portfolio Planning/Rationalization, article
Platform, Designing Families and Platforms Cell article  and build all family products to-order at 1/10 overhead costs
Platforms, how to implement; from the 2014 book,  "Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design" can be downloaded for $29.95 at the Springer Publishing site at http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-7937-6_23
Quality, Designing for, article
 Quality, cost of,  article
Rationalization, article  what to do with money-losing products that drain resources away from NPD
Recession_strategies article
 Relevance; How training & Workshops; How they Are Customized for Practicality and Relevance, article

 Results  in several categories or clients that have applied these principles
   Scalability, new article
to quickly increase production volumes, with section on how to greatly scale up solar 
Solar, Half Cost, article    with Case study on CSP 
 Standardization, article  which is covered in all author's 3 sites and 5 books
Spontaneous supply chain article
Strategy     new article
Supply Chain Cost Reduction, article --  pull parts and materials on-demand
 Time to Innovate, article
  Implementation and Training for DFM. article
   Article on How Not to Do Training
 Training & Workshops; How they Are Customized for Practicality and Relevance, article
Truss Structures. Design for, new article
 Vendor/Partnerships, article; How this saves more than low-bidding and speeds time to stable production

 

All of these article topics can be combined into
 customized DFM classes & Workshops  or the
Most advanced product development classes & Workshops

 

To enquire about public and in-house DFM seminars, fill out the form.

 

For more information call or e-mail:

Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Management Consultant
www.design4manufacturability.com
phone: 1-805-924-0100 (Pacific Time Zone)
fax: 1-805-924-0200
e-mail: anderson@build-to-order-consulting.com

copyright © 2018 by David M. Anderson

Book-length web-site on Half Cost Products: www.HalfCostProducts.com

[DFM Consulting]    [DFM Seminars]    [DFM Books]    [Credentials]    [Clients]   [Site Map

[DFM article]     [Half Cost Products site]   [Standardization article]   [Mass Customization article]   [BTO article]   [Rationalization article]