Learn how to
implement great leaps forward in product development
to exceed cost goals in half the time by design
Leading-edge; Customized; Low-cost; Reach unlimited audiences anywhere;
Schedule quickly; and Have time to work between4 four-hour sessions
THE PRESENTER. All DFM seminars and workshops are personally performed by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Design for Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering having written the book on Design for Manufacturability (with various editions in print since 1990) and taught DFM seminars for 25 years to leading companies. He has also authored a book-length web-site specifically on cost reduction: www.HalfCostProducts.com in which the first strategy is product development, which supports the other seven cost reduction strategies presented.
CUSTOMIZATION. All in-house DFM seminars and workshops are customized to each company’s product line to be relevant and practical.
seminars present the same leading-edge material but cost 1/3 less with a seminar
discount and no travel expenses for the lecturer. Further, everyone involved in
product development can attend in conferences rooms and in local or remote
offices, thus maximizing the coverage without attendee travel costs for
dispersed groups. And time away from work will be minimized since the “two-day”
seminar is presented on four afternoons in North America (or four evenings for
Asia). Contact Dr. Anderson for details at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-924-0100.
EFFECTIVENESS. This product development seminar is so effective because it shows:
how to optimize thorough up-front work
which determines 60% of cost, like lessons
learned, commercialization prototypes, developing design strategies, concept simplification, architecture
optimization, and early adoption of off-the-shelf parts before arbitrary
decisions preclude their use.
how to design parts for manufacturability and products for easy assembly and high quality and reliability with dozens of design guidelines for part design, assembly, quality, and reliability.
This seminar provides many "take-aways" that can be applied immediately by design engineers and managers.
FOCUS. This product development seminar focuses on what happens in the phases -- not the usual focus on gates and reviews -- in other words, it shows companies how to actually develop superior products at the least total cost, in the least time to stable production, with the highest quality by design. This is much more effective than other programs that focus on "project management" or "phases & gates," with the emphasis on the gates, deadlines, goals, and various aspects of control and management. And, instead of getting canned courses taught by staff trainers, Dr. Anderson personally customizes and presents all his seminars and can answer any question, usually with industry examples, which leads to meaningful discussions (see post-seminar comments below).
AUDIENCE. This product development seminar shows executives, managers, and engineers how to structure, lead, and work in multifunctional teams to concurrently engineer the product for all aspects of manufacturability the first time. Applicable take-awys are presented on the applicability page.
To enquire more about seminars, fill out the form
To see a one-hour preview of the seminar,
Anderson to arrange a no-charge private DFM webinar
for decision-makers or call him directly at 1- 805-924-0100.
WORKSHOPS AND DESIGN STUDIES
PRODUCT-SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS focus on immediate implementation of DFM principles to specific products as their project begins. . The people involved are the key people who will be doing the implementation.
WORKSHOP ON REDUCING COST AND STEEL USAGE FOR LARGE PARTS , which would apply DFM principle to large, heavy, or complex parts for major reduction in cost and material usage. The workshop will show how to develop backward-compatible substitutes that will replace expensive weldments, casting, or unnecessarily heavy machined parts with more steel-efficient parts or assemblies of CNC machined parts that are accurately assembled by various DFM techniques.
HALF-COST DESIGN STUDIES, in which Dr. Anderson generates breakthrough concepts that are necessary for half-cost products.
In-House Seminars & Workshops
Links to Articles
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|Build-to-Order & Mass Customization Seminars||Build-to-Order article
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|Product Line Rationalization & Standardization seminars||Product Line
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Comments on the Content:
"Fun and entertaining"
"Well worth the time and cost"
"Well structured and informative"
"Good anecdotes; kept my attention"
“The best seminar I have ever attended!”
"Very good – nice organization and delivery"
"Every item was worth considering and useful"
"The seminar was very well prepared and quite useful"
"The best seminar I have attended in my 20 years here!"
"Examples and case studies are interesting and educational"
"Good examples to illustrate the topics and facts; very well organized"
"The pre-seminar survey is a great tool - good segue into the seminar"
"Excellent presentation and material. Highly recommend for any company"
"Anecdotal addition to overheads are very valuable in creating a complete understanding of the point"
Comments on the Instructor:
"Good sense of humor"
"A true believer – good"
"Enthusiastic and entertaining"
"Very good subject knowledge"
"Amazing grasp of the material"
"Knowledgeable and entertaining"
"Very knowledgeable, informative"
"Expert knowledge and experience"
"Responded to questions very well"
"Good relevant industry background"
"Knowledgeable and easy to listen to"
"Very knowledgeable and kept my interest"
"Very good speaker & very knowledgeable"
"Excellent; provoked input; cited examples"
"Interesting references to experiences he has had"
"Very experienced and knowledgeable about the subject"
"He wrote the book, knows the material, and presents it very well"
"Good; Lots of enthusiasm; Understands the content extremely well"
"Very good. Obviously has much experience in the field of DFM as well as other related subjects"
Comments on the Presentation:
"Very well spoken."
"Engaging and enjoyable"
"Good presentation skills"
"Good; up-beat, entertaining"
"Well prepared and well delivered"
"Good level of energy in presentation"
"Very good at getting class participation"
"Good – held attention; kept subject matter moving"
"Very well presented - engaging, fast-paced, good sense of humor"
"Very good; Enjoyable; Interesting; Humorous; Excellent presentation"
Comments on Handouts:
"Clear and simple"
"Much better than usual"
"Will be a great reference"
"Detailed and easy to read"
"Saved me from taking notes"
"Good; I hope to refer to this often"
"Necessary for referral at a later date"
"Very useful; Use of complete sentences and use of bullet lists are effective."
"Good for not having to take notes – can focus on presentation ideas and discussion"
"Far, far more reference material, information than the standard PowerPoint presentation."
"Appreciate the condensed, slim handout (instead of the usual telephone book of view-graphs
most course instructors hand out)"
Comments on the Relevance of Dr. Anderson's Seminars
"Very relevant and applicable"
"Very relevant – we need this now!"
"Directly applicable, timely, extremely useful"
"Every part of the seminar had a take-away message"
"I took away several useful guidelines I can use today"
"Very good! Industrial experience and contacts are very relevant"
"Seminar 100% relevant, appropriate, applicable, & useful IMMEDIATELY!"
"Useful from both the conceptual and specific recommendation’s perspective!"
"Can take the knowledge of the last 2 days & start to apply to current practices and processes"
"Most of the material was very relevant and useful. We will put much of it into practice, starting immediately on our next products."
Contact Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
phone: 1-805-924-0100; fax: 1-805-924-0200 (Pacific Time Zone)
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