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 (i.e. for planning purposes, assume eight months from the post-crowdfunding to production start). Shipping can add another few weeks to a month depending on whether you go via air or water.
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