Required Skills for the Manufacturing Phase of Connector Development
This article highlights not only the skills needed but also some tools that may be used to facilitate the process. Individuals having broad experience in manufacturing and materials management disciplines are needed in this phase. By this time, the product design is well documented and the detailed drawings completed both for the product and tooling. The development team activities will emphasize coordination with suppliers of components and finalization of assembly tooling and equipment. The tooling designs will be based upon both the sales forecast and the connector design requirements.