We've shared the importance of having an NPI, or New Product Introduction, division when integrating your technology to a Contract Manufacturer–you can read about that here. However, for this blog post, we're going to focus on how the critical steps taken during the on-boarding phase within a NPI group will drive the success of Medical Device projects down the road.
How mature is your design, and what is your main focus in preparing your build for the next phase? We've broken down the three main indicators we look at, as a Full-Service Contract Manufacturer, while assessing a customer's design: Cost, Quality, and Delivery. Read on to find out where you should be focusing your efforts, and where we see most customer's trying to focus their efforts on.
Once production has begun, and is in full-effect, a great CM will have a team of experienced, competent and trained individuals to carry out the assembly and integration. These trained professionals will be supported by their supervisors, tools and techniques, along with a manufacturing system that ensures the team's success. For most programs, the technicians will be trained specifically for the product, while the tools and workstations will be optimized for optimum build quality and efficiency. PEKO's team works tirelessly to use efficient and effective techniques for customers' assembly processes.
You've done it! You've created a new technology that will disrupt its industry once it hits the market. But there are a few minor setbacks: since you've just successfully pieced your technology together you know that you'll have to get in front of a Contract Manufacturer in order to make the hundreds, or even thousands, that you plan on hitting the market with. But just how much design engineering will you need from your future CM once you find one?
Companies begin seeking assistance in manufacturing once they've developed a new machinery or equipment product line with the newest industry leading technology. The machinery itself is usually beautiful, functional and these companies expect the market demand to soar. Within a short period of time said companies expect sales to surpass dozens or hundreds of units to an eager customer base domestically and internationally, but there is just one major problem: How will these companies produce their "next big thing?"