Industrialization follows the development and starts "officially" with the decision at milestone M3 to realize the developed solution as a series product. The implementation is based upon the requirements and investigations that have been worked out during the development.

The prerequisite for
professional series production

Industrialization follows the same structured process as development and is carried out in 2 phases according to the phase plan. The characteristics of these phases depend on the complexity of the solution to be industrialized. Accordingly, the various departments such as project purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, test engineering and certification are involved and active.

All tasks are seamlessly continued via the modern task and project management tool (Wrike). For pure EMS projects, where the development has already been carried out by the customer, the projects usually start with the industrialization phases.

Series preparation

  • Order tools and release samples
  • Creation of initial sample releases/PPAP documents
  • Realization of manufacturing and test equipment
  • Perform Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Produce pilot series
  • Perform internal acceptance tests and field tests
  • Obtain OEM customer approval for series production
  • Post-calculation and determination of sales prices
  • Final negotiations

Series transition

  • Complete technical documentation
  • Provide documentation to OEM for market launch
  • Prepare and conduct product training for OEM customers
  • Supervise series start-up
  • Carry out series handover to operations 
  • Lessons-learned workshop