DFMA® IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP
These application oriented workshops help teams learn and begin using DFMA® Product Simplification and Costing techniques. The workshop begins with an overview of these techniques, their fit with common business practices, and expected implementation benefits. Participants then sequentially learn each technique and immediately apply them on projects important to your company. Expected project benefits are presented by each team to stakeholders and the workshop closes with a review of implementation considerations and support.
Upon conclusion of the DFMA® Product Simplification and Costing Workshop, participants and stakeholders will:
Who should attend?
DFMA® Product Simplification and Costing workshops are intended to drive significant product cost, quality, and time to market improvements via changes in the design of the system. It’s therefore logical to include representatives from functional groups that typically make up a “cross-functional” product development team including, but not limited to:
Participants will be divided into small project teams consisting of 3-6 members that will, ideally, also be “cross-functional” but team members can float from team to team as needed given their particular expertise.
Who is responsible for what?
Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc. will supply all of the training materials and software used during the workshop. The client company will supply the venue, computers, audio/visual equipment, and project assemblies. See the checklist provided later in this document.
DFMA® is typically applied to electro-mechanical devices and assemblies. The production volume of these assemblies can span the range from ultra-low (5-10 units per year) to mega-high (tens of millions per year). The size of the project assemblies is limited by the duration of the workshop. For the typical 3-day workshop, project assemblies should be 30-50 unique part numbers in size. For larger, hierarchical product structures, a mix of parts, subassemblies, and their children parts can be included in the project scope. Your workshop facilitator will assist you in identifying and selecting project assemblies.
Outline & Agenda
The workshop Kick-off includes an overview of DFMA® Product Simplification and Costing techniques and their benefits. The rest of the first day is spent learning DFA and applying it on the projects creating a baseline analysis and a pool of redesign ideas. Those ideas are segregated into categories based on perceived risk and deployment effort. One or more redesign concepts are then created from those ideas in each risk-adjusted category. In the second day, participants are then introduced to DFM Concurrent Costing enabling them to cost estimate parts within each of the design concepts leading to system level cost comparisons and the ability to make data-based design decisions. Libraries and their customization is reviewed on the third day and the workshop concludes with the teams presenting their recommendations and expected results. Project stakeholders should be invited to attend the workshop Kick-off and Report-out as their support will be critical for successful DFMA® deployment.
The typical 3-day agenda is shown here however this can be modified based on the needs, desires, and constraints of the client company and/or the associated projects.
Client Workshop Coordinator Checklist
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