With the majority of your product development requirements provided by us your project manager will be on site throughout the project to:-
- Ensure tasks are being completed in accordance with the development plan
- Organise and host review and sub program review meetings in accordance with the development plan
- Organise and host ad hoc review meetings to address any issues that arise during the development
- Minute the review meetings in line with your industry standards and update the development plan in accordance with the minutes actions and dates
- Obtain various samples as required.
- Organise the production of prototypes
- Organise the testing of prototypes
- Control Project Budgets
- Work up Production Unit Costs
- Keep you up to date with development
At G&B, our project management expertise is supported by knowledge, resources and capabilities in the following:
- Medical Products
- Military Products
- Commercial Products
- Products for sale worldwide including:
At G&B your dedicated Project Manager will create or assist you to create your product development plan. With you, together with our project team, they will implement that plan, keep it up to date and issue it, controlled in accordance with your industry requirements, filing previous issues, so that you have a comprehensive design history.
Phases to be considered for inclusion on a design plan may include:-
- Feasibility studies.
- Collate Design Input
- Write Product Specification
- Specific design processes required i.e. Schematic Design, Mechanical Design, Software development, PCB layout.
- Assembly Training
- Performance Test
- Functionality Test
- Host Software Test
- Embedded Firmware
- Verify Safety and Performance Prototype
- Verify compatibility within the environment and of the devices.
- Validation / Trials
- Conformance Test
- Develop Test Procedure
- User Manual
- Technical File
- Risk Assessments
- Human Factors
- Product Validation Batch
- Total Program Reviews
- Sub Program Reviews of each design phase.
- Production planning
- Market introduction.
- Post market requirements.
- End-of-life withdrawal.
Design for Manufacture
Both Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) are increasingly common industry wide approaches to the design process, and endeavour to maximise the production cycle. They result in increased manufacturing productivity, reliable and consistent quality, reduction of cost and improved time to market. By adopting these processes during the design stage you can expect to see the following results:-
- Reduced time to market
- Efficient production process planning to reduce manufacturing lead time
- Appropriate process selection to be cost effective for your build quantities
- Component selection to take advantage of consolidated buying to reduce costs and excess component purchase.
- Validation of design to increase product yield current 98.96% of the medical products that we manufacture pass test first time.
- Verification of the design ensures components are operating well within their specification which ensures maximum product life.