Design for Manufacturability Toolkit

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Collaborate with other mechanical, systems, electrical, digital control, manufacturing, industrial design, and test engineers to take designs from a clean sheet through prototypes and into mass production.

More Uses of the Design for Manufacturability Toolkit:

  • Coordinate design review and lead communications with Engineering and Suppliers to assure that components meet Design for Manufacturability.

  • Provide technical leadership in the design of opto mechanical assemblies, molded parts, machined parts and tooling.

  • Identify: work with systems assembly and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure proper Design for Manufacturability, test, assembly and Quality Control systems are established.

  • Initiate: act as a point of contact with production on the transfer of new mechanical designs to manufacturing for methods, and manufacturing specific tooling.

  • Manage work with Product Development engineering and Manufacturing Engineering to translate design requirements into manufacturing requirements to achieve Design for Manufacturability.

  • Communicate effectively with multidisciplinary teams to monitor project progress, manage critical path activities, and to ensure adherence to project milestones and timelines.

  • Be accountable for collaborating with operations/manufacturing during the design cycle to optimize Design for Manufacturability and assembly.

  • Collaborate with design and advanced Manufacturing Engineers to achieve optimum product and Process Design for Manufacturability.

  • Organize: research materials, products, technologies, Test Methods, and assembly/fabrication processes to improve existing product design.

  • Develop: Design for Manufacturability provide early and on going manufacturing involvement to ensure new products are mechanically manufacturable.

  • Identify the best materials and manufacturing methods to meet the performance needs of the product requirements.

  • Orchestrate: design and execute of tests using statistical tools to validate analytical models, identify risks and assess design margins.

  • Confirm your project participates and/or leads concurrent engineering activities to ensure Design for Manufacturability on new designs of large machined components.

  • Ensure cross functional teamwork and communication with internal and external contacts to drive the progress of projects to plan.

  • Manage work on a variety of projects with a multitude of customers in the Mechanical Engineering and design profession.

  • Ensure you conceptualize; lead and develop Process Design to support successful implementation of new program launches, production improvements, and other projects.

  • Translate requirements into a product or system that is cost effective, straightforward to manufacture, simple to test and easy to repair.

  • Lead Design for Manufacturability efforts from engineering development through new production introduction.

  • Be certain that your venture complies; products/assemblies with consideration for Design for Manufacturability; expert in segments products related Manufacturing Processes.

  • Secure that your design complies; rigorous Failure Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action and communication to the cross functional teams on issues.

  • Coordinate with design platform team and establish design platform to support configure to order design concept.

  • Assure your project complies; developments as the Internet Of Things, seamless connectivity, and 5G introduce new requirements and demand creative thinking.

  • Apply design to cost and Design for Manufacturability methods to support project leaders in achievement of project objectives.

  • Write performance specifications for products to facilitate clear direction for New Product Development requirements.

  • Create 2D drawings to be used for fabrication, and communicate with staff and suppliers through the fabrication and assembly process.

  • Collaborate as part of device team to iterate and optimize design to establish and deliver project performance objectives.

  • Lead New Product Development meetings as an active team member with direct impact on Design for Manufacturability and lowest possible cost.

  • Evaluate: Quality Engineering and advanced quality principles (Six Sigma methodology, root cause/Corrective Action, DMAIC, Design for Manufacturability).

  • Lead cross functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full spectrum of engineering and integration activities.

  • Identify: conduct investigations involving the origination or modification of material, component or process specifications or requirements.


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 999 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 999 standard requirements:

  1. Do those selected for the Design for Manufacturability team have a good general understanding of what Design for Manufacturability is all about?

  2. Are there regulatory / compliance issues?

  3. Who sets the Design for Manufacturability standards?

  4. What other jobs or tasks affect the performance of the steps in the Design for Manufacturability process?

  5. Is it clear when you think of the day ahead of you what activities and tasks you need to complete?

  6. Which Design for Manufacturability impacts are significant?

  7. What is an unauthorized commitment?

  8. Where is the data coming from to measure compliance?

  9. What is the Design for Manufacturability Driver?

  10. How do you deal with Design for Manufacturability risk?

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 994 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. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Design for Manufacturability project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Design for Manufacturability project team have enough people to execute the Design for Manufacturability project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Design for Manufacturability project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

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:

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



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.