In our over ten years working with companies to accelerate their product development projects, we have learned a lot about what works — and what doesn’t. And because we pride ourselves in a solution-based, client-first approach, identifying and addressing a client’s most acute pain points is an important part of what we do.
This is why we’ve been working behind the scenes to release a new service intended to benefit our clients during an especially crucial phase in the product development process.
Here’s a quick preview of the service we’ve just launched.
Over the years, our default position on manufacturing has been to remain somewhat hands-off when it comes to what manufacturing partners our clients selected. However, we’ve discovered that this approach, while giving our clients ultimate control over the process, wasn’t working well for them. For starters, the selection process was daunting. Additionally, they may choose a manufacturer too late in the development process, which often results in further delays. Or, if they choose a manufacturer based on price alone, this can also lead to major (and costly) problems down the road.
Enter our Manufacturing Management service offering.
By giving our clients access to our network of trusted suppliers — and doing so early in the development process — we empower them to select the right manufacturer for their product. Additionally, SGW Designworks will now collaborate with the manufacturer after development on a client’s behalf to ensure that production starts and keeps running. We expect this extra guidance to be invaluable to clients throughout the entire process — tooling purchases, regulatory work, inventory management and planning, quality management, and product design changes.
Moving forward, we are confident that managing the manufacturer relationship will free up our clients and their teams so they can focus their attention on generating sales.