Manufacturing Readiness Toolkit

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Work closely with Research and Development team to provide customized products to corporate accounts that meet the customers and regulatory requirements; continue work with commercialization teams to ensure capacity, readiness and launch success of projects.

More Uses of the Manufacturing Readiness Toolkit:

  • Ensure accurate forecasting and planning to support Manufacturing Readiness related to workstation equipment, design, and Material Flow.

  • Allocate technologies and resources to support Program Management, the planning process, Continual Improvement, and Performance Measurement and reporting.

  • Contribute to and / or present technical data in support of technical exchange meetings, Design Review, Manufacturing Readiness review, and program status review with Program Managers and customers.

  • Coordinate Equipment Maintenance and repair services and make sure that manufacturers procedures and instructions are followed in order to keep production equipment operational.

  • Standardize: Safety And Security observe Safety And Security procedures; report potentially unsafe conditions; use equipment and materials properly.

  • Identify: review and analyzes production, Quality Control, maintenance and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity to product specifications and operation and/or production problems.

  • Provide leadership, support and guidance to successfully implement Manufacturing Readiness Level Assessments.

  • Ensure that all manufacturing Procedures And Processes conform to Quality Business System and/or contract requirements for quality and performance.

  • Organize Design To Cost activities; track cost impact from design changes; report accordingly to Design Teams.

  • Develop, administer and audit Security Programs for compliance with government regulations associated with the protection of classified material and export controlled data.

  • Drive: design, develop and manage the overarching nam Transformation Change strategy and plan; recommend appropriate actions supporting the accomplishment of the transformation objectives and deliverables.

  • Contribute to and / or present technical data in support of product status with Program Managers and customers.

  • Audit: coach peer and Team Members on critical inputs and requirements of third party Risk Management to ensure the success of the program.

  • Warrant that your planning establishes group objectives; sets expectations that are aligned with organizational and departmental goals.

  • Manage: monitor and assess your organizations Quality Program and elements of the program to gauge compliance with directives and established processes.

  • Ensure facility and organization assets are properly secured and maintained to ensure operational readiness.

  • Evaluate and report on future production level readiness with current manufacturing methods and resources.

  • Coordinate the production activities of your organization with the rest of the facility and maintain schedules to achieve a high level of productivity.

  • Be able to follow and comply with applicable good manufacturing, safety, and Quality Assurance practices.

  • Evaluate the quality of in process and after the fact maintenance and ensure prescribed technical and management procedures are followed.

  • Develop and implement a process ensuring the transfer of standardized change strategies, practices, methods when possible, in support of more consistency and speed of adoption at all steps of the NAM transformation.

  • Analyze defect/failure quality data to detect unsatisfactory trends or weaknesses in the quality inspection system and recommend Corrective And Preventative Action.

  • Execute the evaluation program and accumulate data using Inspection and Evaluation techniques as Task Evaluations, Quality Verification Inspections, Special Inspections, Personnel Evaluations and Management Inspections.

  • Utilize Data Collection techniques and procedures for evaluation, inspection, and Audit Programs, evaluate the results and determine the appropriate and effective method and format for presentation to higher level management.

  • Analyze statistical data, evaluate and implement improvements to meet contract/schedule/quality requirements.

  • Make sure that your design coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance and Quality Control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of Human Resources, machines and equipment.

  • Identify areas for Quality Improvement and initiate Problem Solving activities to improve quality performance.

  • Ensure your corporation develops Capital Investment requirements to support program needs and business area capital forecast and execution.

  • Manage an array of related databases and spreadsheets to capture and catalog data elements for trending, cross tell, and benchmarking.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

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

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What scope to assess?

  2. Who is on the team?

  3. How is the Manufacturing Readiness Value Stream Mapping managed?

  4. Who controls key decisions that will be made?

  5. Will the controls trigger any other risks?

  6. Who qualifies to gain access to data?

  7. What measurements are being captured?

  8. What measurements are possible, practicable and meaningful?

  9. Who will be using the results of the measurement activities?

  10. Have design-to-cost goals been established?

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

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

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

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Manufacturing Readiness Project Team have enough people to execute the Manufacturing Readiness 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 Manufacturing Readiness 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 Manufacturing Readiness Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Manufacturing Readiness 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 Manufacturing Readiness 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 Manufacturing Readiness project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Manufacturing Readiness 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 Manufacturing Readiness 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 Manufacturing Readiness investments work better.

This Manufacturing Readiness 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.