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Apr 22, 2015

Connector Supplier Article #11 - The Engineering Phase of New Product Design

The Engineering Phase of New Product Design

William Garver, Principal Consultant

In a previous article, it was suggested that to assure a successful connector development and launch, companies need to optimize the talents of their employees to assure that critical needs are addressed. It was suggested that the New Product Process consists of four specific phases, each requiring specific and unique skill sets. They were identified as:





Unlike the earlier Concept/Innovative Phase, in which there is a small team of six to eight individuals working alone to create concepts and ideas and then getting together to brainstorm the concepts, this Engineering/Scientific phase requires many highly skilled engineers spanning all aspects of product and manufacturing design. To be effective, it takes an interactive team of people from each discipline working in close cooperation with each other.

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