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Turning inspiration into a tangible product takes time and discipline. Thinking about manufacturing at this stage will help save time later when you’re ready to work with us.

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Quality Manual / Quality Management System

At some point, someone is going to ask about your company’s Quality Manual and Management System.  You may get a questionnaire from a distributor that...

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Quality Planning in Manufacturing

When I bring up quality planning to new hardware startups, I usually get a combined look of confusion and fear. Facing creating a 30 page document ful...

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Initial Concept to Design for Manufacturing: Prototype Properly in 6 Easy Steps

To prototype properly you'll need focus, help from friends and definitely creativity. Every product innovator has their own process but we here at Dra...

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Dragon Innovation Presents - Prototyping with James Berg: Part 1 - Purpose of Prototyping

This is the first of a series of several posts about prototyping. We will cover a lot of concepts, from practical ideas to help you prototype faster a...

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Understand Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing: The Cash Flow Report in Product Planner

 

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6 Challenges Modern Manufacturing Companies Are Likely To Face

A modern manufacturing company is the key element to getting your product to market. However, a manufacturer must consider the momentum balance that m...

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Prototype to Product: The Quick and Dirty

  Get your prototype ready for production with these quick tips

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Meet the Burger (Part 2): Product Item, Packaging & Accessories

In part 1 we discussed the distinction between SKUs, Product Items, and all of the various part types that make up a final product. The high-level ove...

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Meet the Burger (Part 1): SKUs - The Value Meal of Manufacturing

When exploring Product Planner, one of the first concepts you'll come across is our burger diagram, essentially explaining how your product SKUs are l...

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