The following post is the fifth in a series of guest posts for GrabCAD. Once the MSA is signed by both parties, it’s time to start the steps leading up to production. A good place to start is the schedule.
When creating a production schedule, consider the following:
The major milestones for production that will determine your schedule include:
While every run is different, on average the above steps usually require 6 months. Prior to getting excited about making Christmas, don’t forget that the lead-in time for selecting the factory (RFQ), negotiating the MSA, and shipping your product would add up to two additional months to the schedule. Shipping can add another few weeks to a month depending on whether you go via air or water.
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