Over the last year, Warley Design Solutions reports an increase in activity amongst entrepreneurs, start-ups and young companies who are developing ideas for new products. Perhaps this is a result of corporate down-sizing or perhaps its something to do with the popularity of the “Dragons Den” TV show? These companies benefit greatly by having some
Many designers are sensitive to product cost during development, but rarely is a design revisited once released to manufacture. What’s almost always overlooked is that it is the total cost that is important and that this is affected by many factors that vary over time. Down-stream cost reduction can identify opportunities to reduce costs and therefore to increase profits.