I seen your forum post yesterday but choose to think before I speak…
As a DFM/DFA and GD&T trainer, consultant, author and having been in more than 100 corporations all over the world as well as worked as a direct employee in a couple of environments identical to what you are experiencing. I very much understand your perspective. I could spend hours addressing each of your line item challenges in terms of cause, effect and solutions – but I don’t have the time nor motive (I sell this stuff).
So, let’s talk about one of your key observations and just for the record I believe you have diagnosed your organizations inefficiency issues accurately.
I call your environment “Over the Wall Design Engineering” and it’s not anything new. My career started back in the very early 1980’s and this over the wall approach was alive and well back then (more in some industries than others).Is this the new normal or am I dealing with lazy/uninformed engineers?
I encounter many organizations that early in the design process don’t collaborate well with manufacturing experts and/or in-the-know technicians and then fail to create manufacturing cost and process efficient designs. Culture, process, ignorance, remoteness to manufacturing and poor leadership are amongst some of the driving causes. I wonder how many potential customers I lost with the previous sentence?
So, here’s my sales pitch -> I’ve been in engineering for more than 36 years, over twenty-one as a design engineer working mostly in aerospace and other very high technologies and then another 15 years full time (18 total) as an DFM/DFA and GD&T trainer, consultant.
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