How was it made, consistently and well?

How to manufacture if you’ve never manufactured before.

An intro to product


With code these updates are easy. You have developers which can deploy code in sandbox environments, eventually moving on to live tests. This means you can test and break code rapidly on a reasonable scale. Then, once you deploy it, you can track, live, how your users interact. The speed of feedback and speed at which you can change a user’s experience is fascinatingly effective with code.


Physical products trail behind code in this type of agility. To copy something, it must be physically made and then delivered to the customer. If it takes 10 hours to build a box, and you ship out 10 boxes to potential customers, you either have to spend 100 hours building and shipping new boxes, or you have to spend time figuring out how to make the boxes in 7 hours.


Any computer automated process is your best friend, if you are able to get time on machines. Why? It is much closer to the agility of software development. Change the design. Put it in the machine. Wait. Instead of: change the design, physically make the part yourself.

In the small to mid batch phases, outsource

There will be a point where you think you can handle the amount of work coming in, but it will get increasingly complex.



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