Ken Rother is the managing director of Cornell’s eLab student accelerator program and teaches entrepreneurship at the Johnson School. He is also the director of the business incubator and event space Rev: Ithaca Startup Works and directs its Hardware Entrepreneurship program. Ken is a venture partner at Cayuga Venture Fund and has held multiple senior business and technical positions for organizations such as Discovery Communications, Reuters, Matrox, and the Toronto Stock Exchange.
After you’ve created a low-volume production run of your product, you are ready to plan for high-volume production. In this course, you will optimize materials costs through increased volume and by designing a product for ease of fabrication. You will reduce the complexity of assembly and product variability to lower assembly costs. You will implement a set of best practices called Design for X, which will help you ensure efficient and inexpensive manufacturing that results in a high-quality physical product. At the end of the course, you will have the tools to design for high-volume production.
KEY COURSE TAKEAWAYS
- Design for ease of part fabrication
- Design for ease of product assembly
- Build testing capability into product design and manufacture processes
- Design for post-sale maintenance and support
- Design for installation and setup
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Product managers
- Usability experts
- Software engineers