Ken Rother is an entrepreneur who has built and exited two successful tech/media startups. His experience is centered in operations, sales, product management, and technology. Mr. Rother is director of Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, which runs several hardware accelerator programs. He also is the managing director of eLab, an accelerator program for Cornell student startups, as well as a visiting lecturer of management at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.
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.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Building and Validating Prototypes
- Developing Product Specifications
- Launching Small-Scale 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
- Design for post-sale maintenance and support
- Design for installation and setup
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How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Product managers
- Usability experts
- Software engineers