Design for Manufacturability Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Design for Manufacturability Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Design for Manufacturability related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Design for Manufacturability specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Design for Manufacturability Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 990 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Design for Manufacturability improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 990 standard requirements:

  1. Has review of the design identified problems with the requirements, as missing requirements, ambiguous requirements, extraneous requirements, untestable requirements, or implied requirements?

  2. Will all of the assembly be done at the manufacturers facility or at upstream suppliers, or will some be done by others farther downstream in the distribution channel or even by the user?

  3. Does your organization concur that the fast track designation is still applicable and the NDA will be considered for priority review in keeping with the fast track designation?

  4. What provisions have you made for communicating information sufficient for design and manufacture to manufacturers of consumer and professional equipment?

  5. Does the supplier ensure design and development outputs include data for the identification, manufacture, inspection, use and maintenance of the product?

  6. Is low-cost manufacturing overseas really the most cost-effective solution for your product, or could your organization benefit more by making it here?

  7. What is the average cost of assembly and the effective capacity of the system compared to one where every assembly passes the tests the first time?

  8. What percentage of your annual revenue is derived from products and services, which are created and manufactured for your own branding and design?

  9. How would current contracting models and building requirements need to change, in order to best facilitate procurement from a product platform?

  10. Can architects learn from methods used in Industrial Design to make architectural processes and communications more efficient and systematic?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Design for Manufacturability book in PDF containing 990 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Design for Manufacturability self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Design for Manufacturability Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Design for Manufacturability areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Design for Manufacturability Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Design for Manufacturability projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Design for Manufacturability Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Design for Manufacturability project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Human Resource Management Plan: Is the Design for Manufacturability project schedule available for all Design for Manufacturability project team members to review?

  2. Scope Management Plan: Are the Design for Manufacturability project team members located locally to the users/stakeholders?

  3. Quality Management Plan: What is your organizations strategic planning process?

  4. Variance Analysis: Are material costs reported within the same period as that in which BCWP is earned for that material?

  5. Procurement Audit: Did the conditions included in the contract protect the risk of non-performance by the supplier and were there no conflicting provisions?

  6. Cost Management Plan: Will the earned value reporting interface between time and cost management?

  7. Change Management Plan: What prerequisite knowledge or training is required?

  8. Team Operating Agreement: Do you ask participants to close laptops and place mobile devices on silent on the table while the meeting is in progress?

  9. Risk Audit: Is there (or should there be) some impact on the process of setting materiality when the auditor more effectively identifies higher risk areas of the financial statements?

  10. Schedule Management Plan: Which status reports are received per the Design for Manufacturability project Plan?

 
Step-by-step and complete Design for Manufacturability Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Design for Manufacturability project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Design for Manufacturability project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Design for Manufacturability project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Design for Manufacturability project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Design for Manufacturability project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Design for Manufacturability project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Design for Manufacturability project with this in-depth Design for Manufacturability Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Design for Manufacturability projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Design for Manufacturability and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Design for Manufacturability investments work better.

This Design for Manufacturability All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.