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4 Ways to Leverage Your Supply Chain Towards Sustainability

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We mentioned before that to create a sustainable supply chain , it's important to consider building a solid business case for your stakeholders. However, managing a supply chain can be a daunting endeavor as a legacy business but especially as a startup.

How Robust are your Global Manufacturing and Sourcing Strategies?

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Global manufacturing choices are almost endless, but with innovation and progress what works today may not work in the future. factory selection sourcing supply chain management Contract Manufacturer supply chain RFQ

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How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

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Why incorporate sustainability in supply chains. If you’re a hardware company in 2020, the sustainability of your products should be a driving factor when considering product design and supply chain.

From Idea to Reality: Navigating New Product Introduction (NPI)

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Your company has gone from idea to prototype to the precipice of production. In short, your new product is getting ready to be introduced to the world. Congratulations! funding New Product Introduction NPI supply chain management Quality Management System production oversight supply chain

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

[Watch] On-Demand Recording: Live Q&A: Sustainability in Manufacturing

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Dragon Innovation , CEO & Co-Founder, Scott N. Miller and re:3D , Co-Founders, Matthew Fiedler and Samantha Snabes were featured in a live Q&A session, answering questions on Sustainability in Manufacturing for this live webinar recording, that has been packaged to be watched on-demand.

5 Reasons Why Manufacturing Should Implement Project Management Methods

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Designing and manufacturing a product should never be a business of gambling. You might be betting on new technology, new recruits or even new markets, but anything you do is only gambling if you don’t know what you are doing.

[Watch] On-Demand Recording: Live Q&A on Design for Manufacturing

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Dragon Innovation, CEO & Co-Founder, Scott N. Miller and Dr. Hassan Rashidi were featured in a live Q&A session, answering questions on Design for Manufacturing for this live webinar recording , that has been packaged to be watched on-demand.

How Cobots Are Improving Manufacturing Production Cycles

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Do I Need Project Management Support at My Contract Manufacturer?

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Given the many hurdles to bring a product to mass production, it can be considered a minor success to get to the point of Contract Manufacturer (CM) selection.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Avoid Common Mistakes with a 5 Step Process to New Product Introduction (NPI).Using LEGOs

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The New Product Introduction (NPI) process is a complex one. Understanding the associated working concepts and tools will help you prepare for what goes into manufacturing a product at scale. One way that we, at Dragon Innovation, showcase this process is using a tool we all know and love: LEGOs.

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[Watch] On-Demand Recording: Sustainability in Manufacturing Virtual Summit 'Environmentally Friendly Materials'

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On this panel from the 'Sustainability in Manufacturing Virtual Summit', experts from the Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Product Development industries discuss using 'Environmentally Friendly Materials' and the impact of sustainability when bringing a product to market.

Different Types of Patent and Applications: Utility and Design

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There are three types of patents: the utility patent, the design patent and the plant patent. Only the first two, however, are typically sought by technology companies and inventors. Idea Phase product design Patent Design Patent Utility Patent Provisional Patent Application

10 Key Pieces of Information You Need Before Handing Your Product Over to a Factory

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The process of going from one-to-many for your consumer electronic product can be a complex journey. The first time you are launching a product particularly, it can feel like “one step forward, two steps back.”

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

COVID-19 Open Source Projects and Resources

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As we all continue to confront the global crisis of COVID-19 , it’s been amazing to see the hardware and manufacturing community step up to contribute in so many different ways. From the 3D printing community to the open source design community , we’re all banding together to help fight this problem. DFM High Volume Manufacturing Design for Manufacturing COVID-19 Manufacturing Resources Open Source Design

The Manufacturing Triangle is Still Critical During COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic is an extremely challenging situation. Faced with this global crisis, it has been amazing to see how people and companies around the world have responded, through many different approaches.

Pre-Production Milestones 101: EVT, DVT, PVT

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By now, you are likely aware that the order of operations to deliver electromechanical products to customers is complex and elaborate. Mixed messaging and confusing or contradictory terminology makes the manufacturing process even more perplexing.

(Watch) 'Custom vs. Generic Parts - What’s Scalable for Manufacturing My Product?' - Live Q&A Session with Dragon Innovation and Farnell

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Experts from Dragon Innovation and Farnell were featured in a live Q&A session, answering questions on 'Custom vs. Generic Parts - What’s Scalable for Manufacturing My Product?' for this live webinar recording, that has been packaged to be watched on-demand.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Nerf N-Strike Hyper Fire Blaster Gear Repair with Scott N. Miller

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What happens if in the heat of battle you accidentally drop your Nerf N-Strike Hyper Fire Blaster and break a critical gear component? The battle is over and whole thing is a waste, right? Wrong.

Sustainable Material Series: Wood

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In this multipart blog series, Dragon Innovation material expert, Nicolas Avril , will explore the pros and cons of selecting different materials when designing and manufacturing a connected product in high volumes. This blog examines the use of wood.

The Manufacturing Triangle: Cost, Quality and Schedule

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Building hardware is hard. To launch a new product, you will face many hurdles along the amazing journey from transforming an idea into a viable product your customers love.

A 100 Day Journey of Manufacturing Insights in Asia Begins

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Join Dragon Innovation’s VP of Strategic Planning, Shawn Chang , as he explores the state of Manufacturing in Asia, beyond just China.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

CNC Machining and 3D Printing: Which is Best for Rapid Prototyping?

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There are advantages to using both CNC machining and 3D printing for creating prototypes quickly and iterations of designs. Although many businesses offer both, it is worth understanding the differences between them both.

Manufacturing Key Terms To Know for High Volume Manufacturing

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Whether you're at the beginning stages of building your prototype or are ready to go from prototype stage into high volume manufacturing , it's always good to have a handle on the key terms that will often come up with regard to manufacturing. Updated: 1/1/2020.

Thinking of Switching Contract Manufacturers Cut Cost? Think again!

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Changes in industry or your business may cause you to reevaluate your current operation, so looking at the pricing of your contract manufacturer (CM) is a logical step.

Patent Considerations When Approaching a Manufacturer

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Part Designation in Your BOM & Why It's Important to the RFQ Process

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When choosing a factory or contract manufacturer to produce your product, one may go through the Request for Quote ( RFQ ) process. During this process you are creating uniform documents to help factories identify what goes into your product via your Bill of Materials ( BOM ).

[Watch] On-Demand Recording: Sustainability in Manufacturing Virtual Summit 'Design for Repair / Reuse / Recycle'

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On this panel from the 'Sustainability in Manufacturing Virtual Summit' , experts from the Manufacturing, 3D Printing and Product Development industries discuss 'Design for Repair / Reuse / Recycle' and the impact of sustainability when bringing a product to market.

Who Moved My VC: State of Hardware Funding 2019

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Common sense says – if you don’t know where to look, you will never find what you are searching for. If you’re a Hardware company thinking about manufacturing at scale, finding money is the only way to do so. But, where do you go to find it? Where are the Venture Capitalists?

On-Demand Recordings from the "Ask Scott Anything" series with Dragon Innovation CEO, Scott N. Miller

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Get answers to your manufacturing questions from Dragon Innovation CEO, Scott N. Miller, over a series of live webinars from the "Ask Scott Anything" series that we've packaged on-demand: Hardware Hardware journey Manufacturing product development scott miller

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Process: "Zero-to-One" is a lot different than “One-To-Many”

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In anticipation of Halloween, I decided to build a robot to hand out candy. It was great to take a break from thinking about manufacturing in high-volume and focus on just getting one prototype to work.