DFMA Design Decision—Understanding Total Product Cost

Boothroyd Dewhurst to Host 2016 International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly June 7-8 in Providence, RI, USA 

WAKEFIELD, R.I., USA, April 26, 2016—Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc. will host the thirty-first annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) on June 7-8, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, RI, USA. This year’s conference theme is “DFMA Design Decision: Understanding Total Product Cost.”

Presenters at the Forum will discuss how making the right design decisions early in development can have a substantial impact on total product cost.  The use of DFMA to help choose the right structures, materials, processes and labor has become critical given that companies get few second chances in today’s global markets.  Additionally, the benefits of improved reliability and time-to-market that come with DFMA will be addressed by various speakers.

“Manufacturers today are striving to tighten their supply chains and move closer to key markets,” said John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “They are also taking a hard look at whether or not their product designs help them downstream with demand fulfilment and throughput. The right designs should reach customers quickly with the high quality and performance characteristics they need. The DFMA Forum is where people learn about what tools and strategies succeed in meeting these goals and in optimizing total product cost.”

Speakers will include Boeing, Medtronic, Kohler, Dynisco and Woodward. Nick Dewhurst, executive vice president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., together with David Meeker and Chris Tsai, will focus on the “DFMA Design Decision” theme of this year’s conference.

About the DFMA Forum

The Forum is the foremost conference worldwide on DFMA methodologies and software. DFMA helps structure a team’s knowledge and guide collaboration efforts from the concept stage onward to create feature-rich products at less cost. It does this by providing comparative “should cost” estimates for manufacturing processes and materials, and by targeting opportunities for product simplification.

The Forum offers insights and solutions to managers, financial decision-makers, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, purchasing personnel, and supply-chain experts interested in benefitting from up-front product development.

For information on the 2016 International DFMA Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and the pre-conference workshop, go to http://www.dfma.com/forum/index.html.

About Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.

Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. was the first company to commercialize Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) methodologies and software tools, which make it possible to evaluate, estimate, and reduce the manufacturing cost of a product in the design phase through product simplification and cost estimation. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, including General Electric, John Deere, Motorola, Pratt & Whitney, and Dynisco, use DFMA to cut the costs of their manufactured products and achieve design innovation in their markets. The company was founded in 1983 and received the National Medal of Technology Award in 1991.

For more information about DFMA software, workshops, consulting services, and international conferences, contact Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., 138 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879, USA. Tel. (401) 783-5840. Fax (401) 783-6872. Web site: www.dfma.com. E-mail: Email Contact.

DFMA is a registered trademark of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.

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