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Dec 30, 2015

Connector Supplier Article #21: Managing Connector Design Changes

Managing Connector Design Changes


George Bedorf, Principal Consultant



There are many possible motivations for considering and implementing changes to the design of a connector. Typically these would include:

• Enhance performance when requested by a specific customer or the general marketplace. (Competitive performance)

• Solve an unexpected problem with the connector design that was found after release of the connector to the marketplace.

• Reduce the connector manufacturing cost (Price competition)

• Materials used to make the connector are being discontinued by the supplier and must be replaced by an alternate material.

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