DFMA® Short Course: Product Simplification & Costing using Design for Manufacture and Assembly
Implement Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) into your product development process to:
Design for Manufacture and Assembly
Across the globe, companies large and small are competing to find creative, down-to-earth solutions to manufacturing and supply chain challenges. To improve competitiveness, companies must incorporate part manufacturing and assembly considerations during the product design stage when most of the product cost is locked-in … “lean” the design before they “lean” the value stream. For hundreds of companies, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) has been the answer.
You can dramatically reduce supply chain and production costs, improve quality, and speed time to market with the application of DFMA® during your product design process. You can also use DFMA® to improve productivity of existing products, benchmark competitors’ products, and negotiate vendor supply contracts. Our customers achieve substantial part and product cost improvements through DFMA® implementation.
The DFMA® Short Course
The DFMA® Short Course is an application-based training workshop developed for design and manufacturing engineers, cost estimators, commodity managers, and key stakeholders interested in the design & production of high value products. The goal of the DFMA® Short Course is to learn how proper consideration of part manufacturing and assembly early in the product design stage considerably improves the overall economics and efficiency of the value stream. The participant will, through sample application, thoroughly understand product simplification and costing techniques required to make good, data-based product design decisions. Participants will also see how part cost estimates evolve into “should cost” estimates enabling data-based supply chain negotiations.
The Workshop Facilitator
Chris Tsai, BSME, MSMfgE, LSSBB, AVS
got his start with DFMA® at Eastman Kodak Company in the early
1990’s. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and
Associate Value Specialist (AVS). Chris has helped to implement
DFMA® in a wide range of industries throughout the US and
overseas resulting in identified savings of well over $100M.
Laptop & Software
Participants should bring their own MS Windows laptop computer with the administration rights to load software. DFMA® software and a temporary license will be provided. Software can be provided ahead of time if your company’s IT policy prohibits self-installation.
A sample project will be provided however participants are welcome to bring their own project and related documents. The assembly should be fewer than 30 unique parts (i.e. part numbers). Please make sure the project is not confidential or IP sensitive.
The fee is $595 and includes participation in the program, materials, and all meals noted on the schedule (hotel accommodations are not included in this fee). Fee is discounted to $395/person for attendees of the International Forum on DFMA®.
The program will be offered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island.