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Now, for the first time
Learn directly from the "thought - leader" Consulting wisdom 
written and taught for through 30 years as
the most innovative and festive approaches to design and manufacture.


Here are some unique , valuable consulting topics that can be discussed with Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E. Fellow, ASME;  Emeritus Certified Management Consultant (CMC).


1) Reducing Cost in Half or more; ; Start with the Immediate take-away to Cut Material Overhead ten times for standard parts. See: 


2) Product or product family strategy / vision workshop sessions, resulting in:
Ten times cost reduction from eliminating all categories of inventory in above e link. See Product Family article at: 

3) Manufacturable Research & early design brainstorming sessions; Brainstorm on ways to: assure: scalability without shortages; optimize up-front work (which determines 60% of cost); and save most costs and resources with standard off-the-shelf parts, power supplies, and circuit boards; ; find on-demand off-the-shelf parts like custom cables; See” 

4) Commercialization of acquired technology or product not benefiting from Manufacturable Research (above); A new form of commercialization is broadening scope of supply chains, to everything widely available parts and processing o counter shortages; See: 

5) Backward-Comparable “Drop-in” Replacements, e.g. for frames and structures that can save a lot of money now replacing hard-to-build, high-skill versions, both on existing products and then become the foundation of new generation product developments: See: 

) Hourly Consulting for managers, project leaders, strategists, and corporate officers   (based pm 30 years teaching DFM and facilitating workshops) and management consulting (based on a year of experience teaching the Product Development ourse on the faculty of the Haas-Berkeley Graduate School of Business).


A few hours of consulting can help optimize your business, portfolio, and operational strategies to take full advantage o f the new methodologies presented above.


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These sessions could be either in a remote Zoom session or if you are all “zoomed out,” all you need to arrange a phone conference call, wherever people are viewing the above, or other, web site links (which include book section numbers for reference).

pontaneously available consulting advice from the "thought-leader" who is qualified to advise executives managers as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and former faculty at the Haas-Berkeley Graduate School of Business, where he did Management Education.  For more see credentials page.  Topics can include any listed bby cetegories on the home page or aphabeticly  y on the articles page.

Thirty years of experience teaching DFM to companies, which were surveyed first to identify what has worked well for them and what did not, is the basis for this expertise. This wisdom would offer a high value for a small investment for team meetings, decision making, strategies, portfolio planning, new venture decisions and trade-offs and how to   commercialize  innovation.. This will greatly reduce cost, inventory, and defects, while maximizing quality, scalability without shortages. order-fulfillment responsiveness, and ultimately profits and growth.

These are some possible arrangements for approved individual consulting or team meeting attendance, with time limits per calendar period: open Purchase Order paid by internal logging in; billed by consultant; Purchase Order to be billed by consultant; bank/wire transfer; company-issued credit card number to submitted to consultant (note that this site and its forms are secure (https;//), or retainer, or other __________.  

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     SPECIFIC  TOPICS FOR CONSULTING, in addition to anything in Book or sites.

Half Cost Product Development (Section 3.8 published for the first time in 2020 DFM book)

Design for Manufacturability Consulting.  All DFM consulting is personally performed by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., CMC, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the design for manufacturability, having written the book on DFM and taught DFM for 25 years to  leading companies.   These leading-edge  cost-reduction strategies are available now through Dr. Anderson’s DFM seminars and DFM consulting.

    Dr. Anderson has very effective approaches to help ventures, startups, and established companies commercialize prototypes and research.

DFM consulting can be by the hour in phone calls, emails, and remote meeting attendance.

    A wide range of DFM consulting activities is offered.  Design for Manufacturability consulting usually takes place on-site, usually following some training on DFM . DFM  consulting can be informal with the in-house "champion" or in the form of formal workshops with a diverse team of implementers. Smaller engagements can be done over the phone, teleconferencing, or by e-mail, which can greatly benefit strategy and implementation efforts with very little cost.

Specific Consulting
  Links to Articles
Design for Manufacturability consulting Design for Manufacturability article
Half Cost Products consulting and Design Studies Half Cost Products article
Build-to-Order & Mass Customization consulting Build-to-Order article
Mass Customization article
Rationalization & Standardization consulting Product Line Rationalization article 
Standardization article



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