Tip 7.5

  • Utilize material requirements planning system to ensure adequate inventory of raw materials needed for manufacturing will be available.
  • Add engineering design to Bill of Materials as lowest level item.
  • Create a router showing where engineering is needed.
  • Review high-risk areas in design and create alternatives if needed.

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Failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) techniques help the design team to study the causes and effects of product failures. FMEA specifies the various conditions the product will endure, and tests, how it reacts under those conditions, allowing designers to plan a product that will withstand a broader range.
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