After you’ve created a low-volume production run of your product, you are ready to plan for high-volume production. In this course, you will optimize materials costs through increased volume and by designing a product for ease of fabrication. You will reduce the complexity of assembly and product variability to lower assembly costs. You will implement a set of best practices called Design for X, which will help you ensure efficient and inexpensive manufacturing that results in a high-quality physical product. At the end of the course, you will have the tools to design for high-volume production.
KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS
Design for ease of part fabrication
Design for ease of product assembly
Build testing capability into product design and manufacture processes
Visiting Lecturer, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
Ken Rother is the Director of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works as well as its Hardware Entrepreneurship program. He is the Managing Director of Cornell’s eLab student accelerator program, teaches entrepreneurship at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, instructs and coaches in several technology commercialization programs including NSF I-Corps, and is a Venture Partner at Cayuga Venture Fund.
Mr. Rother has held multiple senior business and technical positions for organizations such as Discovery Communications, Reuters, Matrox, and the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has direct startup experience, having co-founded a software business in Toronto and joined an early-stage online media business in New York, both of these startups concluding with successful exits.Most recently, Mr. Rother was the Senior Vice President of Digital Media at Discovery.