Unifying Design “Work in Process” to Production
Designing an efficient, functional, and useful product requires the careful investment of valuable resources. The same is true of producing that same product. Successful businesses recognize the attention and commitment required for both processes.
A significant issue exists at the nexus of design and manufacturing, one so common and accepted that it can be difficult to fully recognize or name the problem. Most current methods for bringing a product design into production are functional but far from ideal. They tend to be repetitive and labor-intensive while lacking scalability and effective methods for collaboration.
This issue, which we have defined as the Design Collaboration Gap can negatively affect many parts of an organization. Product management, engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing teams rely on getting products to market faster and managing parts inventories by employing new manufacturing processes. When the transition from design to production is slow, costly, and complicated, it’s easy to see why these crucial parts of a business suffer.
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