Consultants should follow the
Code of Ethics of the
Institute of Management Consultants which
Dr. David M. Anderson has a
Consultant. In addition, Dr. Anderson adheres to the following ethics
Expertise. Consultants who claim to be an expert should have the
experience, background, and education to truly qualify as an expert.
Dr. David M. Anderson
does have world-class expertise in Design for
Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering because:
- He has 25 years experience providing customized in-house seminars
- He has authored four books, with various editions of his DFM book
continuously in print since 1990. The
2008 DFM Book has is now the definitive book on DFM.
- He has trained thousands of people at hundreds of seminars.
- He has authored numerous articles and presented dozens of public
- He has attained Fellow grade in the American Society of
- He has three Professional Engineer registrations in Mechanical,
Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
- His three web-sites present dozens of his articles on related
Truthful Representation. Sole practitioner consultants should present
a truthful representation of their business. Consultants should not refer to
themselves in the plural in brochures/websites or imply they have more resources
than they have by using business names that include the words “Associates” or
Dr. Anderson makes it clear that he works alone and personally does all
his preparation, seminars, workshops, and consulting.
Bait and Switch. Some consulting organizations send a “selling team”
(senior consultants or partners who are good at sales presentations and
deal-closing) and may do not adequately reveal who will actually be doing the
bulk of the work, who may be less experienced associates. For corporate training
of medium to large companies, there is more temptation to send a high-powered
sales team (because it may be such a big sale) and then send many staff trainers
who will read canned slides and not have enough experience to fully convey the
material and answer all the questions.
In contrast, Dr. Anderson personally presents all seminars, facilitates all
workshops, and customizes both to the company’s products and industry. For
medium to large clients, he either presents multiple classes (like he did for
Boeing) or trains one division at a time (like he did for seven HP seminars).
Not pitching product sales in “training.” As requested by his clients,
Dr. Anderson swears not to pitch tools for sale in a training seminar or
present, as training, techniques that need purchased tools to implement.
See full warning about this in the second section at:
Competition. Working for direct competitors could be a conflict of
interest so Dr. Anderson has a policy of not working for divisions that are
Finders Fees. Finder’s fee for being recommended or recommending another
consultant is a potential conflict of interest so each fee arrangement should be
disclosed to the client. Dr. Anderson does not accept or give finders fees.
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