New Product Introduction
Cambridge Consultants has the experience to transfer your product into manufacture anywhere in the world
As well as having our own, in-house, small-batch manufacturing facility, Cambridge Consultants has the capability to take your product design all the way through to full-scale manufacture. As part of our complete product development service, we can help in a number of ways:
Designs fit for manufacture and test
There is no point in creating functionally brilliant designs that cannot be efficiently manufactured. With 50 years' product development experience, we have the skills and know-how to develop products that are both innovative and optimised for manufacturability, cost and reliability. Moreover, we have extensive experience in working with many of the world’s leading contract manufacturers and ODMs.
Manufacturing partner search and selection
To find the right manufacturing partner, there are many factors that need to be considered, such as the technical complexity of your product, legislative and quality requirements, annual volumes, and BoM costs - to name but a few. The cost of supporting the manufacturer through the NPI process must also be considered, as must the transportation cost of both raw materials and finished goods. If Asia is the right location for your product, we have Mandarin-speaking associates who can help overcome the language and cultural barriers to a successful business relationship in this region.
Managing your new product introduction
Regardless of location, manufacturing partners need to be managed. Our on-site support and close working relationship with the manufacturing partner throughout the NPI process ensures yield is maximised, manufacturing costs are reduced, and defects are minimised – whether these are factory test rejects or in-service failures – to maintain your brand value and to maximise your profitability.
We can offer development support throughout the entire product lifecycle. Once the NPI has been completed, we can help ramp up to higher volumes and transfer to multiple manufacturing sites should sales exceed expectation. We can implement design and functionality updates to your product or help implement cost reduction, in order to respond to competitive changes in the product marketplace. We can manage the entire product supply chain, in order to ensure that component obsolescence, or supplier quality and continuity, does not adversely affect your product costs or delivery schedules.