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Product Realisation Process

This step is about the product realisation process and its different stages.
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The product realisation process is divided into different stages, starting with the planning part, and ending with production ramp-up.

During the different stages, the product design and production system set up is developed from early concepts with focus on assessment of feasibility, through system and detail design where both elements of the product and the production system are identified and defined.

First, the needs of the market are identified and evaluated. When the needs are compiled, a product specification can be stated and thereafter the concept generation can be started. The concept generation is often iterated and divided into several steps.

In the testing and refinement stage, overall performance and reliability of the product is tested. This is also when training of manufacturing workforce and refinement of production and assembly processes are done. When production is finally ramped up and the production system is in full operation, an early evaluation can be done and continuous improvements can begin.

This article is based on the book Product Design and Development written by Ulrich and Eppinger (Karl Ulrich, 2011).

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