5 Problems was last modified: November 19th, 2023 by Deckerdevs Dev Team
No matter what type of product you’re building, timely delivery of every component is critical. Even missing one part can bring an entire production to a grinding halt.
Here are some signs you might have a delivery problem on your hands:
Obsolescence happens when a part you use in your product design is no longer being made. If you manufacture a product long enough, you’ll almost certainly run into obsolescence at some point. Suppliers should get you this information as soon as it’s available so you can have enough time to come up with solutions before you’re in a bind but, unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
You might be facing obsolescence-based problems if:
Quality refers to how well a part conforms to its design specifications. In other words, components are intended to work within certain tolerances, under certain conditions, for a certain lifespan. When they fail to fulfill those expectations, you have a quality problem.
The quality of your product might be suffering if you notice the following:
Performance refers to the initial setting of the design specification for the product, and is different from quality. A product’s performance suffers when its design fails to contain all the functions and features the end user needs. It’s important to stay on top of performance issues, so you don’t end up lagging in the market.
Here are two major signs that you have problems in this area:
Cost might be the last reason a manufacturer thinks about change, but it’s still an important factor. Keep in mind that the cost of your product is more than the sum of the components and labor that go into it. It also includes the indirect infrastructure supporting the labor and material management.
You might have a cost problem if: