Bringing a new product to market always involves some degree of risk. For medical and industrial innovations or complex consumer products, the stakes are even higher. Although many factors determine the market success of a product, the right technical product design and manufacturing partner plays a crucial role.
For this reason, most companies conduct extensive due diligence when researching and selecting a partner. Unfortunately, it is only later that some companies realize that their partner was not an ideal choice.
When this happens, it is usually due to not being able to identify the fundamental aspects to take into account that you should look for and verify.
End-to-End Experience + Industry Leading Experience
Many companies assume that hiring a different partner for each phase of product development (design, engineering, and manufacturing) is the most cost-effective approach. While this may seem like the case, it poses unforeseen risks that are often accompanied by a gap in final costs. When the entire product development process is not addressed holistically, a torrent of costly failures can and often does occur. These include failures in communication, coordination, innovation and quality control among other aspects.
On the other hand, a comprehensive product development partner ensures that these failures do not occur because all aspects of product development are integrated under a single lens. This means you’ll be communicating with the same stakeholders from start to finish and ensures all teams, both internal and customer-facing, are on the same page. And because an integrated product development partner has complete control of your operations, they offer exceptional degrees of oversight and quality.
At ProlineBarcelona, we are industry leaders in the design and manufacture of high-quality technical textile products. Textile engineering with years of experience applied to the development of various technical products.
Design for manufacturing that drives cost savings and innovation
At ProlineBarcelona we think that design for manufacturing is one of the differences between a good partner and an excellent one. Design for manufacturing plays a crucial role in keeping product development costs down by ensuring that every product is designed with manufacturing in mind. Without design-for-manufacturing, the result is often a product that looks and works great on paper, but is too expensive to manufacture at scale.
Design for manufacturing considers everything from which raw materials are most compatible with various manufacturing methods and equipment parameters to whether the contours of a design pose production problems. Design for manufacturing protects against the sunk costs and delays of going back to the drawing board.
It also drives innovation by forcing designers to think outside the box primarily because when design options are reduced by manufacturing constraints, designers are forced to innovate.
Ability to respond quickly to fluctuations in market demand
Just because a product can be profitably scaled does not necessarily mean that it can be scaled. To do this, you’ll need to ensure that your technical textile product development partner has the agility to quickly ramp up or down production in response to fluctuations in market demand. You will also need to determine if your partner allows you to flexibly switch production between large and small batches.
At ProlineBarcelona, our investment in specific equipment and our development space offers agile, flexible and scalable manufacturing with scope to countries of the European Union such as Germany, France, Portugal and Italy.
Technical diversity for customized product solutions
Technical diversity refers to the ability to implement a wide range of technologies and product solutions. By the way technical diversity is the opposite of hyper-specialization.
While specialization is good, hyper-specialization is not to the same extent.
For companies looking to develop low-complexity consumer products, a product development partner that specializes in one or two ready-made solutions to one or two clear problems may be a great fit.
However, for medical consumer products such as pressure therapy textile equipment and complex industrial textile products, a partner that brings less than a well-stocked arsenal of technologies and product solutions is a clear liability. At ProlineBarcelona, we have the latest technologies to offer customized technical textile product solutions for complex use case challenges.
Assistance with regulatory compliance
Efforts in geopolitical risk mitigation strategies have resulted in many new trade policy and regulatory changes.
For companies looking to develop medical, technical, industrial textile or complex consumer textile products, these changes can be very challenging.
Selecting a technical product design and manufacturing partner like ProlineBarcelona, who can guide you through the regulatory process, can significantly reduce hassles and headaches throughout the development process. Certifications that demonstrate compliance with regulatory provisions and compliance with strict quality control measures are also very important.
At ProlineBarcelona we are regularly audited by our clients and by their auditors according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016 standards…
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