• Concept & Requirements – Stage 1 Discovery

    • Discovery meeting or project/enquiry file review, for discussion to fully understand the product application and project performance, quality, timescale and budget requirements.
    • Provisional assessment of risk or variance to expectations, with brief to customer on initial observations and recommendations for approval prior to offer.

    Design for Manufacture –

    Stage 2

    Investigation and Development

    • Offer & Project Commercialisation
    • Standardise materials, colours, number of parts, Inserts and build Operations
    • Product and Design exploration with Sector cross pollination
    • Initial FMEA & Control Plan
    • Project Management
    • Report & Proposals to Client
    • Prototype and review

    Product Tooling Design & Manufacture –

    Stage 3

    Tooling and Sampling

    • Design Freeze with 2D drawings & 3D files
    • Tool Design GA customer approval
    • Product & Tool identification standard for asset and labelling
    • Product ERP structure, Centre selection, Bill of Materials and route standardisation
    • Product materials procurement
    • Production trials scheduling

    Product & Tooling Trials –

    Stage 4

    Sampling

    • Customer update
    • Tooling and production trials
    • T1 Sample submission
    • Review, Tune & Development
    • Tooling and Production Trials
    • T2 Sample submission
    • Sampling Review

    Product Part Approval –

    Stage 5

    Verification and Validation

    • PPAP Product Part Approval Process
    • First Article Inspection reports
    • FMEA review
    • Tooling Review
    • Pilot production requirements
    • Tooling Acceptance

     

    Product Approved –

    Stage 6

    Industrialisation

    • Transfer to commercial teams
    • Product becomes schedulable for production requirements
    • Delivery terms reviewed (VMI, KANBAN)
    • Review