Updated: August 30th, 2016

In our continuing series on connector basics, Bill Garver of APEX Electrical Interconnection Consultants examines the final step of the connector development process: How to successfully launch a new connector product.


Launch calendarIn a previous “Connector Basics” article, we discussed how manufacturers must optimize the talents of their employees so that critical needs are addressed to ensure a successful connector development process. The new product process consists of four specific phases, each requiring distinct and different skill sets:

  • Creative/Innovative
  • Engineering/Scientific
  • Implementation/Manufacturing
  • Release/Launch

The last phase, the release/launch of a product, is a critical phase in the process, but it is the one that is often overlooked or not recognized