Translating ideas into real-time products is a step by step process. Ideas must have:
If all indicators point to success, the design process begins.
Further Design STEPs
Multiple review stages help ensure finished designs meet or beat all expectations. When drawings are complete, prototyping begins: holding a prototype is much different than looking at a drawing. Prototypes are a key step to identifying and resolving final design issues. Sometimes, multiple prototypes are created before the final design is approved.
Turning an idea into a product often involves multiple factories. InnoSpec completes comprehensive product reviews and works closely with selected factories to develop bill of material (BOM) guidelines. The BOM helps clarify tooling costs, unit pricing, minimum order requirements and delivery lead times which lead to final budgets. After a budget is approved, tooling and packaging design begins.
T1, or first shot samples, typically require tooling modification and polishing. T2 and T3 samples are produced as needed. A limited-edition ’pilot run’ helps identify any remaining issues and becomes the first actual production. Samples from the pilot run are used for all necessary certifications. Once market testing is approved, full production is ready to commence. Throughout the development process, supply chains are analyzed, QA monitoring points are identified, and a complete QA protocol is established.