prabhakar_deosthali : In the process of design, have you ever experience a situation where the key conponent to be used in the process of design has gotten an upgrade before you complete production of a product line? That when your product hit the market, a better product is already following. What are the challenges that a company may face in such a situation? I am just asking because I know you have flare for engineering designs and I want to know more. Thanks
One of the key information a design engineer seeks , while finalising the concept design is to know at what stage of life cycle the various components used in the design will be at the time of taking the product to mass production. Every design engineer's wish is to use the latest available technology at the best price and avoid obsolescence in the eraly stages of the product life cycle.
If such information is also made available then it will ease the task of component selection to a freat extent
This is a very interesting article that brings up an often overlooked area of the chain. Design engineers are often given tasks that are hard to follow strict timelines. They are given the ideas, and then have to spend a majority of their time doing research before they can even attempt to implement changes. This can definitely cause a slowdown in the process. As more companies shed light on this issue, I'm sure there will be more services available to the engineers to help ease the congestion.
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