New article on
Designing Low-Cost Products
Design for Manufacturability
& Concurrent Engineering
For the last 25 years,
Dr. David M. Anderson P.E., has been showing companies how to
develop low-cost products that ramp quickly to stable production.
His customized in-house two-day
Product Development Seminar has
taught hundreds of companies how to design products for
the best manufacturability, at
half the cost, in
half the time to stable production, with the highest
using the methodologies
summarized in the
article on Design for Manufacturability and published in the
2010 book, Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering.
This seminar provides many "take aways" that
can be applied immediately by design engineers and managers.
Product-Specific workshops immediately apply these principles to
new projects they begin.
All seminars and workshops are practical and
relevant because they are customized
to the company's products, industry, and volumes.
Steel & Cost Reduction Workshop will apply DFM principle
to large, heavy, or complex parts for major reduction in cost and
The workshop will show how to develop backward-compatible substitutes
that will replace expensive weldments, casting, or unnecessarily heavy
with more steel-efficient parts or assemblies of CNC machined parts that
are accurately assembled by various DFM techniques.
To see a one-hour preview of the seminar,
Anderson to arrange a no-charge private webinar for
decision-makers or call him directly at 1- 805-924-0100.
||Standardization increases purchasing
leverage, simplify supply chain management,
reduce part and overhead
enhances flexibility, and cuts the speed and cost of
product development efforts. See article on
Mass Customization can
build products on-demand that are efficiently customized for niche
markets, various countries, or individual customers, as summarized in
this site's Mass Customization article
article: Mass Customization's Missing Link in the April 2011 issue of Mechanical Engineering
These principles have been published in Dr.
Anderson's second book on Mass Customization: published in Dr.
Anderson's second book on the subject:
"Build-to-Order & Mass Customization; The Ultimate Supply Chain
Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand
Production without Forecasts or Inventory"
Build to order can build any quantity of mass-customized or
standard products on-demand without forecasts, batches, inventory, or
purchasing delays. See Build-to-Order article
and article on how
BTO provides several
recession strategies for immediate results with little
Product Line Rationalization can
rationalize product lines to eliminate or
outsource older, low-volume products to immediately increase profits,
simplify supply chain management, and free up people to participate
early in complete multifunctional product development teams. See Product Line
To enquire about public and in-house seminars, fill
out the form.
Or Call Dr. Anderson at 1-805-924-0100 to discuss
implementing these techniques or e-mail him at
firstname.lastname@example.org with your
name, title, company, phone, types of products, and needs/opportunities.
or fill out the form at the bottom of
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David M. Anderson
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Design for manufacturability ( DFM ), standardization & cost reduction techniques can cut total cost in half while improving quality & lead time! Practical consulting, seminars, articles & books.