select a factory

DFM Course 1: How To Select A Factory / Request for Quote Process

We recently announced that Dragon Innovation’s CEO, Scott N. Miller, would be releasing a Design for Manufacturing course, which he taught as an adjunct professor at Olin College. Following please find the first lecture for the Design for Manufacturing course, which focuses on how to select a factory and the request for quote process.


  • Jose M commented on May 23, 2014 Reply

    Such valuable info! I will eagerly wait for the next lecture.

  • Steven Swanson commented on August 7, 2014 Reply

    Outstanding info Scott! Any chance you could have a boilerplate template or could share an example RFQ and/or CM Comparison (A2A Decision Matrix)? In particular I’m curious to see examples of how the various margin types are calculated.

    • commented on August 7, 2014 Reply

      Thanks so much! We definitely have plans to share these types of things in the future. Stay tuned.

      • Charlie W commented on August 12, 2015 Reply

        Any update on sharing boilerplate RFQ or CM documents?

        Great Stuff!

  • ahmed commented on August 14, 2016 Reply

    what’s the meaning of CM

    • commented on August 15, 2016 Reply

      Hi Ahmed, Thanks for watching the video! CM stands for Contract Manufacturer, otherwise known as another term for factory.

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