Once the design is approved by the customer, all components of the production line have to be made available. There are two approaches for this: in house production or supplied by 3rd party. Usually it is a mix of both. Standard components like robots or welding guns will be supplied, individual components like a fixture… Read More

The main objective of the procurement phase is to select suitable turnkey suppliers for your production lines – within a given budget. Ideally they come with their own project management team and your role for the next few phases could be reduced to monitoring, coordination plus escalation and change management. Assigning all operations to a… Read More

The main objective of the design phase is to provide a detailed design of every component of the new production line. The initial 3D design provides the engineering base. Derived is a detailed parts breakdown for ordering, manufacturing and financial evaluation. A functional description of any movement and state is generated to start electrical design… Read More

Before you are able to deploy a production site, you need to have a clear understanding of the product and how it might be manufactured in mass production. An initial engineering phase is set to explore feasibility boundaries. Based on a preliminary product design the main objectives of the engineering phase are to validate the… Read More

engineering phase Implementing a new production line is different from standard projects in several ways. The most important difference: your projects’s framework is set from the beginning. You have a clear understanding of your budget and targets. You don’t talk about the IFs like in product development but about the HOWs. During the initial engineering… Read More

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