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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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A 100 Day Journey of Manufacturing Insights in Asia Begins

Join Dragon Innovation’s VP of Strategic Planning, Shawn Chang, as he explores the State of Manufacturing in Asia, beyond just China. 

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Understand Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

Most hardware startups don’t fail because of the quality of their product or the technical ability of their team. Most hardware startups fail because ...

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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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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

Our burger diagram essentially explains how your product SKUs are like a value meal. In this post, we'll take a deeper look at where that idea came fr...

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New In Product Planner: The Issues Report

  Every team starts off with a Bill Of Materials (BOM) in a spreadsheet.  Whenever there's a heavy reliance on custom spreadsheets in any business it ...

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Prototyping On A Budget

Building a prototype is an essential part of any product development cycle and as an early stage start-up, getting the most out of your prototype is c...

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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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