Production Planning Strategies that Make Production More Predictable

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Production Planning Stretegies Make Assembly More Predictable

A company I worked for had specific production planning strategies. The company works in visual marketing, making Point of Purchase Displays.  They use a pre-production sample of a display, and all of their production planning strategies were built from what they find.  The trouble with this method is the components rarely came in the order they […]

How to hand off a project without infuriating the next engineer

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Nobody wants to hand off a project when it is halfway done, but sometimes you don’t have a choice.  In this article written for GrabCad, I talk about what I’ve done to help make the transfer process efficient, and pain-free.

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How should engineers work with graphic designers?

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In the Point of Purchase Display industry, I have worked closely with many graphic designers.  I have learned a lot about the importance of communicating details of graphic sizes, and what needs to happen to prevent mistakes when prototype day comes around.

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Telecommunication Tips From a Stay-At-Home Design Engineer

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Telecommunication

It can be difficult to describe ideas when all communication is through telecommunication. This is especially true when working with design because everything is so visual. In-person, Most designers will sketch as they describe their ideas. That extra layer of communication is what makes meeting in-person easier than not. Unfortunately there are times when meeting […]

5 Kickoff Meeting Tips That Will Make Your Engineers More Productive

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You have been working on this project for weeks, establishing your clients needs and working closely with your designer on display concepts. You continue to get input from the client about designs, and have your designer make the changes. After all this initial effort and background, the client is ready to get some pricing and […]