Big Vs SmallCategory
At some point, you’ve prototyped all the prototypes and gone from REV1 to REV12. In short, you’ve made your final production prototype. It’s tim..
You need to supply hundreds or thousands of components to your contract manufacturer, so now you’re buying in bulk – what should you be prepared to order?
Part lead time (how long it takes from ordering a part to it being delivered) is a determining factor in the risk of getting a product manufactured on schedule.
The first step in any design is identifying the critical production parts and securing them in order to reduce the overall risk of manufacturing the product.
When you’re a small or solo engineer, working with contract manufacturers requires flexibility for the partnership to work well.
Understanding how to interaction with a purchasing departments allows engineers to optimize for getting products manufactured without delay.
Shrinking engineering support network available at companies means engineers are on the hook for more tasks and more work overall.