DFMA® Regional Short Course
Presented by Chris Tsai
Director of Implementation Services
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
DFMA® Short Course: Concurrent Engineering using Design for Manufacture and Assembly
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Design for Manufacture and Assembly ... Data-driven Concurrent Engineering
Across the globe, companies large and small are competing to find creative, down-to-earth solutions to manufacturing and supply chain challenges. To improve competitiveness, companies must incorporate part manufacturing and assembly considerations during the product concept stage (aka Concurrent Engineering) before most of the product cost is locked-in … “lean” the design before they “lean” the value stream. For hundreds of companies, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) has been the answer.
You can dramatically reduce supply chain and production costs, improve quality, and speed time to market with the application of DFMA® and Concurrent Engineering. You can also use DFMA® to improve productivity of existing products, benchmark competitors’ products, and negotiate vendor supply contracts. Our customers achieve substantial part and product cost improvements through DFMA® implementation.
The DFMA® Short Course
The DFMA® Short Course is an application-based training workshop developed for design and manufacturing engineers, cost estimators, commodity managers, and key stakeholders interested in the design & production of high value products. The goal of the DFMA® Short Course is to learn how proper consideration of part manufacturing and assembly early in the product concept stage considerably improves the overall economics and efficiency of the value stream. The participant will, through sample application, thoroughly understand product simplification and costing techniques required to make good, data-driven product design decisions. Participants will also see how part cost estimates evolve into “should cost” estimates enabling data-driven supply chain negotiations.
The Workshop Facilitator
Chris Tsai, BSME, MSMfgE, LSSBB, AVS
Chris got his start with DFMA® at Eastman Kodak Company in 1990. He served as the corporate subject matter expert and trainer until leaving Kodak in 2006. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (DMAIC and DFLSS) and SAVE International® certified Associate Value Specialist (AVS). Chris has helped to implement DFMA® in a wide range of industries throughout the US and overseas resulting in identified savings well into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Laptop & Software
Participants should bring their own MS Windows laptop computer with the administration rights to load software. DFMA® software and a temporary license will be provided. Software can be provided ahead of time if your company’s IT policy prohibits self-installation.