DFM Designing for Excellence10/09/2012
In a typical Customer-Manufacturer agreement, it is understood that the Customer has designed the product to meet contractual quality standards, while the Manufacturer has implemented process controls to ensure high quality and on-time delivery. However, even when both parties fulfill these promises, unexpected defects and field failures can occur.
A DFM process review provides an additional, objective engineering resource for the Customer Engineering Design Team to mitigate or avoid these unforeseen issues. Using the Customer’s BOM and ODB CAD files, a DFM process review achieves the following three objectives:
- Identifies potential defects and mitigates manufacturing defects prior to production release
- Supplies a reference of information for continuous improvement and validation of the finding
- Provides recommendations and guidelines to promote a continuous improvement approach which directly relates to the cost of quality for current and future designs
The new white paper explains the process review in greater detail, including the various categories of a process review, the contents of the final report, the optimal time for DFM implementation, and other factors.
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