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The Design Is Done: Now What?

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nimantha.d
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Re: Development Cycle
nimantha.d   1/26/2013 10:38:50 PM
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Himanshugupta: I dont think you need to change the design everytime or most of the time if you get the initial stages right. You need to analyze and understand what the requirements are before desiging the desing 1st.

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Re: Getting the parts to arrive for production.
pocharle   1/22/2013 10:08:05 AM
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Which is great for job security and growth from that individual's perspective.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/1/2013 3:04:26 PM
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Pocharle, The opportunity exists also for the individual to learn more than just one aspect of operations since the company may not have that many specialists.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/1/2013 3:03:06 PM
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FlyingScot, That's the cost of being one of the "Big Boys." At the medium scale level business can be both fun and energizing but when an enterprise starts looking at revenue above $1 billion then several other dynamics move in and one critical part of this is having to pay big bucks for enterprise management applications.

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What a SAP
FLYINGSCOT   1/1/2013 8:18:48 AM
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It is great working in a small business where individuals can juggle the various supply demands to do what it takes.  Unfortunately to grow and deal with the required volumes to make a billion dollar company one is forced to use systems like SAP and these can be a nightmare ot install and manage.   Oh.....and they are not cheap.

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pocharle   12/31/2012 8:04:44 PM
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Another advantage of running and working in a smaller organization is more flexibility and the ability to run leaner than if there were more people & resources in the picture.

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AzmatMalik   12/27/2012 5:11:17 PM
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I didnt think engineers were in the military mode: Just get it done on time. Then redo it.  

Doing right the first time at least within schedule, spec, and cost, (preferably beat them) makes much morer sense. But that means that organizations have to be much more open and collaborative; most are not. 

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TaimoorZ   12/27/2012 3:04:19 PM
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"So that the design is not finalized until it is clear that the cost-price targets can be met. Many organizations have procurement active during the development stage."

@Azmat: I agree. Many a times after a final design is ready the components have to be substituted because they are either not available through the approved vendors or are too expensive to use. And changing the components may degrade the overall quality of the design and affect the performance. All of this means rework on the part of design engineers and this problem can easily be avoided if, as you mentioned, every part is procured through the regular procurement process. However, this may result in slower deliveries and may cause delay in the design process.

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TaimoorZ   12/27/2012 3:00:59 PM
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" Having a product fail because purchasing made substitutions is damaging to one's career, at least it can be."

@William: Good point. I think it's also important for people in the purchasing department to be technically sound so they have an idea about components they can substitute and to what extent they can be substituted. From what I have seen, people in the purchasing department tend to be good at managing vendors and negotiating with them to bring prices down but their lack of technical knowledge can cause some serious damage to the company.


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pocharle   12/27/2012 12:22:10 PM
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I'd like to add to that both design AND feedback. The feedback is what helps to keep the process going while involving everyone.

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