Managing Changing Quality Needs in Automotive and Consumer Product Industries

As user experience and shared brand or product perceptions effectively dictate purchasing decisions, exceeding customers’ expectations in a cost-effective manner is an imperative for manufacturers. Because design trends change so rapidly, a lengthy development cycle may produce outdated products. To optimize time to market, product stakeholders must improve their efficiency in both product and process design to deliver first-time-right products. New sophisticated quality and visualization tools can help predict manufacturing variation and its impact on perceived quality at an earlier stage, when issues can be addressed with minimal cost. In this white paper, discover how preliminary quality assessment is becoming a must-have in current design processes — for a more streamlined product development lifecycle, with a shortened lead time from concept to production.