Updated: August 30th, 2016

As part of the Connector Basics series, APEX Electrical Interconnection Consultants have introduced us to the phases of new connector development and defined the skills needed for each. In this installment, Bill Garver and George Bedorf discuss the required skills for the manufacturing phase of connector development.


Skills for manufacturingIn a previous article, it was suggested that to ensure a successful product development and launch, manufacturers need to optimize the talents of their employees to be sure that critical needs are addressed. As outlined, the new product process consists of four specific phases, each requiring specialized skill sets:

  • Creative/innovative
  • Engineering/scientific
  • Implementation/manufacturing
  • Release/launch

Here we look at the third of the four phases, imple