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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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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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New In Product Planner: The Issues Report

Introduction and Background Every team starts off with a Bill Of Materials (BOM) in a spreadsheet.  Whenever there's a heavy reliance on custom spread...

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Chinese New Year 2018

Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 3: Final Assembly

In the third and final article from guest Elaine Chen's multi-part series, we explore final assembly strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny ...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 2: Sourcing Custom Parts

In the second of a multi-part guest series from Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing strategies for building 2000 units, the “uncanny valley” of consumer ...

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Building 2000 Units of a Product, Part 1: Sourcing COTS Parts

In the first of a multi-part guest series by Elaine Chen, we explore sourcing components for building 2000 units of a product. These posts are meant f...

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Recalls, Returns and Failures: Let History Be Your Manufacturing Guide

When it comes to quality planning, hardware startups tend to spend most of their time working on ensuring that a product will work as promised however...

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