Manufacturability Toolkit

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Establish that your organization works with the manufacturing / operation group for design to cost, design for testability, and Design for Manufacturability by reviewing product designs and ensuring product successfully transition from engineering development to manufacturing.

More Uses of the Manufacturability Toolkit:

  • Collaborate with customer Quality Engineering, product and Manufacturing Engineering personnel to determine critical part features and review Manufacturability of design.

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

  • Be accountable for selecting and developing material and equipment for the process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and Manufacturability requirements.

  • Drive the design requirements for the product while balancing implementation complexity, risks, Manufacturability, serviceability and quality.

  • Perform detailed design analysis and review with hardware engineering team to achieve product performance, cost, reliability and Manufacturability requirements.

  • Be accountable for leading and creating designs of complex wireless systems mounting structures and generate associated product assembly drawings and documentation for manufacturing.

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

  • Orchestrate: work closely with Product Development on Design for Manufacturability of new and existing products and development and documentation of processes.

  • Manage work with systems assembly and Manufacturing Engineering to ensure proper Design for Manufacturability, test, assembly and quality Control Systems are established.

  • Support cross functional launch team design / Risk evaluation, Manufacturability supplier review meetings to assure form, fit and function of product / assembly design intent.

  • Support new product Failure Analysis and Continuous Improvements in product Manufacturability and performance, contributing to the production of the highest quality products available.

  • Methodize: work closely with engineers to resolve issues related to new product introduction as Manufacturability and form, fit, and function for future builds.

  • Confirm your strategy provides Technical Support for the qualification and validation of new product introductions to ensure all aspects of performance, Manufacturability and quality are achieved.

  • Apply Software Engineering knowledge and skills in support of new Product Development and sustaining efforts, while designing products for reliability, compliance and Manufacturability.

  • Support new Product Development by ensuring that components are designed for Manufacturability and that processes/procedures are adhered to in relation to quality, method and cost.

  • Help generate creative solutions to design problems and demonstrate feasibility by considering factors as risk, reliability, Manufacturability.

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

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

  • Assure that product designs, specifications, facilities and labor are maximized to improve the Manufacturability at the lowest cost for all products.

  • Manage work with external partners, lead technical hardware product activities, provide Customer Support and address complaints and Manufacturability issues.

  • Be accountable for selecting and developing material and equipment for process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and Manufacturability requirements.

  • Support the process and yield teams on process changes, new process and new product introduction analysis of yield, parametric and e test data to ensure technology and product meet Manufacturability goals.

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

  • Ensure engineering structure (drawings and build documentation) are developed for Manufacturability, efficiency, affordability and configured for incorporation into the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Material Resource Planning (MRP).

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

  • Manage work with local suppliers to develop package designs, with emphasis on Manufacturability, recyclability, alignment to global hazardous materials regulations, ease of assembly/use and cost containment.

  • Ensure you consider; lead design review utilizing an established toolbox of design review tools for compliance to engineering principles/standards and Manufacturability.

  • Establish that your enterprise supports the technical development of automated and manual assembly techniques, tooling, and identifies electro/mechanical testing development to improve product Manufacturability.

  • Discern critical design factors important to assigned projects and to be able to logically defend tradeoffs ergonomics, Manufacturability, aesthetics, etc.

  • Select and develop material and equipment for the process to meet quality, reliability, cost, yield, productivity and Manufacturability requirements.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Manufacturability Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any 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 Manufacturability specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the 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 Manufacturability improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Do you have any cost Manufacturability limitation requirements?

  2. What is in scope?

  3. Are the planned controls in place?

  4. What actually has to improve and by how much?

  5. How do you link measurement and risk?

  6. Is supporting Manufacturability documentation required?

  7. What are the costs of delaying Manufacturability action?

  8. Why is it important to have senior management support for a Manufacturability project?

  9. Are you paying enough attention to the partners your company depends on to succeed?

  10. Do you monitor the Manufacturability decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?

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 Manufacturability book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your 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 Manufacturability Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which 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 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 Manufacturability projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Manufacturability Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 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 Manufacturability project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Manufacturability project team have enough people to execute the 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 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 Manufacturability Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

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 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 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 Manufacturability project with this in-depth Manufacturability Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose 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 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 Manufacturability investments work better.

This 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.