Build4Scale Workshop in the Capital Region
February 21st, 8:30am-3:30pm
The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd,
Albany, NY 12211
These unique workshops are designed for “hardware” physical product developers whether in prototyping or early stage manufacturing.
The 101 workshop is designed to accelerate the commercialization and scale up of “hardware” physical product developers. The workshop introduces design for manufacturability and lean product design concepts utilizing a structured methodology for evaluating your Bill of Materials (BOM), how your product is produced or Bill of Process (BOP) and defining your potential failure modes.
The modules are designed to be deliver in a 1 or 2 day session. The 101 training workshop will focus on how to move from proof of concept to alpha and beta prototypes to production scale using tangible exercises that directly support your company by identifying potential manufacturability issues early on that could prohibit commercialization and long-term viability.
The session is designed to help you evaluate where your technology could benefit from a redesign early on to reduce complexity, thereby reducing cost, and provide a roadmap for leaning your product design.
Outcomes of the 101 workshop include Design for X principles, defining your BOM, BOP, potential failure modes and structure for a next generation product development and test plan. The program allows time for meaningful 1on1 meetings with instructors and manufacturing experts to provide individual and direct support for your team.
The 201 workshop is designed to help “hardware” physical product manufacturers to plan for scaling up their production. The workshop introduces manufacturing planning concepts and tools to help your transition from low volume to higher volume production. The 1-day session will focus on developing a manufacturing readiness plan, calculating your cost of goods sold, production cost estimating based on various volume scales, make vs. buy strategy, and how to optimize strategic supply chain partnerships.
The sessions include workshop exercises that your team can apply to your manufacturing operations and use as planning tools going forward. The program allows time for meaningful 1on1 meetings with instructors and manufacturing experts to provide individual and direct support for your team.