To transition from prototype to production at scale, it’s essential to understand and control the manufacturing triangle: Cost, Quality and Schedule. In this session, we’ll provide you with a framework to evaluate and control these variables through a first-hand narrative of an iRobot Roomba teardown.
- Understand the importance of cost, quality and schedule as the critical factors leading to success in manufacturing.
- Understand how to communicate effectively with the factory and the supply chain.
- Understand how trends in the ‘new age of hardware’ are affecting your manufacturing processes and best practices.
- Understand the challenges facing a hardware team as they move to manufacturing.
Scott has been fascinated with hardware since he was old enough to hold a screwdriver. He worked on a robotic tuna fish at MIT, life size robotic dinosaurs for Disney Imagineering, and robotic baby dolls at Hasbro. At iRobot he led the Roomba team to scale from prototype to production of the first 3 million units. Since founding Dragon Innovation in 2009, Scott and his team have helped some of the top names in hardware launch and scale their manufacturing, while developing a proven process for going at "Entrepreneur Speed." The vision is as big as it is simple: to make something as complex as manufacturing feel easy. In mid-2016, Dragon will unveil software tools built off of this expertise and experience that will further simplify the manufacturing journey. Through Forge, the software development is accelerated while Autodesk’s platform is leveraged to gain powerful functionality.