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Lean NPI Advantage in Manufacturing Process Preparation



This web seminar will:

  • Summarize the Lean NPI business process as seen during the Lean NPI webinar series
  • Explain “Product” and “Process” NPI levels. • Show the embedded intelligence in a real-life integrated product model
  • Follow the same product model through the fabrication and assembly and test process preparation stages of the NPI flow
  • Show the benefits of using an integrated product model for the product development and manufacturing organizations – “better for the designer, better for the manufacturer”

What You Will Learn

What is meant by “Product” and “Process” in the context of NPI?

  • How using an integrated and intelligent product model can simplify and improve the hand-off to manufacture
  • The time and quality advantages to be shared by the product owner and the manufacturer
  • How the product model data is used by the product manufacturer

About the Presenter

James Dowding

James Dowding is the Technical Marketing Engineer for the Valor DFM Division of Mentor Graphics. James has 25 years’ electronics industry experience as a PCB Design Engineer working for various PCB design service providers, manufacturers, and electronic product development companies, including Nokia. James is an accomplished PCB design authority and over the span of his career has been instrumental in developing PCB design and quality processes, manufacturing data hand-off procedures and design for manufacture (DFM) system management. More recently James has specialised in DFM and Lean New Product Introduction (NPI) Best Practices

Who Should View

  • PCB Designers (Cadence Allegro, Zuken, Altium etc. users)
  • NPI Engineers
  • Production Engineers
  • PCB Design / Product Development Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers Supply

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