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Product Design

Competent Industrial Product Design Services in California, USA

Customers around the world expect nothing less than great products – regardless of technology, platform, or context. Hence, to survive and continually to delight their customers, Businesses need to ensure they design and develop innovative products that deliver on larger strategic objectives and at the same time, meet all the requirements of their end-users. The GID Development Corporation designs and develops new, practically useful products for the real world to ensure our clients’ products create an emotional connection with the first use and deliver on their strategic intent.

At GID, We Create Product That People Love

We are GID, a product design and development company, offering product design, industrial product design, concept design, product prototype development, and product manufacturing. Additionally, we also offer services, including product research, concept development, CAD realization, and other research services.

We are a USA based product design company, and we live product design and development. Having qualified and skilled product designers as a backbone, at GID, we have created product designs for clients belonging to different markets and industries. We not only design innovative products for our clients, but we also help them in the areas of research, business development, and intellectual property protection as well. For better understanding of our potential, please browse our new product design and development portfolio at https://www.gidcompany.com//portfolio

We love what we do, and feel extremely rewarded when our design offers our customers a competitive edge in their respective market. Since more than 40 years, we have helped our clients with professional and unswerving industrial product design services at the fraction of the cost. Our product design services extend from inventors who require product design help and technical support through the complete process of delivering a new product to market, to small and medium-sized entrepreneurs calling for new product development to gain a competitive advantage.

GID specializes in:

  1. Medical / HealthCare Product Design
  2. Consumer Product Design
  3. Technology Product Design
  4. Sports Product Design
  5. Automotive / Transport Product Design
  6. Industrial / Rugged Product Design
  7. Lifestyle Product design
  8. Aerospace Product Design
  9. Unique Pieces

We Use Latest Product Design Software

To offer flawless product design services, our team of product designers is equipped with the latest product design software, including CATIA V6 and many other 2D, 3D, and CAD software. CATIA V6 at the GID Development Corporation is the most advanced product design software – enabling us to bring any vision to life and capture global markets. These technically advanced software tools enable our creative designers to easily craft and modify the product’s emotional content through their designs while collaborating with engineering to ensure proper coverage of product functional scope.

Whatever may be the size of your organization, at GID, we understand the significance of product design; hence, we strive to offer value for money designing services. We have a reputation for developing products that are as beautiful in function as in the form. To design a product that connects to customers on a functional and emotional level, feel free to contact us at https://www.gidcompany.com//contactus. For a free, no obligation analysis of your requirement, talk to our product design experts at 714-323-1052.

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New Product Development

Product Development and Factors to Consider Before Custom / New Product Development

About Product Development

Custom Product Development” or generally known as “New Product Development” may sound simple, but it is the multifaceted process of designing, prototyping and manufacturing a new product from the scratch. To be honest, the designing and engineering phases involved in product manufacturing are truly complicated and beyond one’s imagination. It refers to a collective team effort among the major departments within the company, including, R&D, Operation, Marketing, and Finance. Under the hood of custom product development, each and every member of a product development company strives to find the set of innovative solutions to customer problems or customer needs.

Factors to Consider Before Initiating the Product Manufacturing

Generating New Ideas

Companies with a higher rate of success in custom product development make a concerted effort to produce a steady stream of new product ideas. All of these ideas undergo a thorough screening process, and many are discarded just before the potential winners are declared. Some ideas are left untouched because in management’s decision the need or problem they solve is not convincing enough to prompt customers to be highly motivated to make a purchase. The ideas that make it through the final manufacturing phase are those that offer customers something that is much more useful than anything offered in the market now. They offer user-friendly, understandable yet potent solutions. These are the products about which people remark: “I wish I’d thought of that!

The Test of Marketability

For companies, “What will be the price of the product?” is the key point of concern at the time of introducing the product. For example, if you are a company that deals with consumer products, then it can be quite expensive for you to bring your product to the mass market. Additionally, the average length of the sales process affects your product’s marketability, as well.

Now days, for some technology-based business solutions, a series of meetings and presentations are held prior the purchase decision is made. Therefore, for better marketability, companies should make sure that they have distribution channels in place, or can immediately establish them, to get their products in front of potential buyers. Companies that knowingly or unknowingly ignore this step are often frustrated with how difficult it is to get their products on major retailers’ shelves.

Evaluation of Feasibility

A product idea may be left untouched because its manufacturing duration would be too long or there are plenty of design hurdles that can hamper the overall development period. Delaying the launch of a newly developed product equates to lost revenue opportunities. Moreover, the manufacturing cost of the product should be taken into consideration with respect to the size of the market of the product. Spending $6 million to produce a product that will only return $2 million annually doesn’t make economic sense, as it will take years to recoup the basic investment.

One more feasibility issue is whether the company has the in-house team for product development so the gross margin will be ample enough to ensure profitability. If the manufacturing cost is too high, the price charged to the customers may be too high as well, which makes a product less competitive in the market.

The Decision to Proceed

After a thorough research, lots of meetings and hundreds of presentations, a company devises a product plan that forecasts the bottom-line profit the company is expecting to yield from the new product development. In case, if the prospective profit of the product to be developed is not up to the financial performance standard of other products in the company’s line, the judgment may be made not to proceed with manufacturing it. However, there are some strategic considerations as well. Acquainting a product may allow the company to reach a large new market for other products it produces, boosting revenue company-wide. At the end, custom product development can solidify the brand image of the company.

All of the above listed aspects unite together in the final decision of whether to give the new product development the green light and proceed with introducing it.

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Product Manufacturing

How to Reduce Time to Market in Product Development?

GID is a product manufacturing company that assists its clients throughout the product development lifecycle, from product research and custom product development to quality assurance and maintenance activities. We also guide our clients in selecting appropriate technologies, platform and features before committing to any large financial outlays.

In today’s competitive world and stiff market conditions, smart entrepreneurs must carefully allocate every penny. Not only money, but even time is critical in any product development because, when you plan to develop a product or service, you cannot be sure that your competitor will not introduce a similar product before you do. Therefore, time will decide the success or failure of your product introduction to the market.

There are many ways by which you can reduce a product’s time to market. A few of useful ways to reduce the project time is listed below. The points / tips are a good sample of the most common approaches taken by experienced project managers to reduce the project’s time to market:

Incremental Development

Incremental design and development is essential in decreasing product’s time to market and must be considered as the primary tool when starting a complex project. By incremental development, you can pick a subset of the features of the product specification; you work on that subset, test it and weigh it. The product is shown to the customer and to all stakeholders for comment. Finally, you can choose to release this subset to the market or move to the next step and pick other features from the specifications and include them to the product.

The beauty of this approach is that at any phase, you have a product which is functional and could be released to the market. In addition, by showing the product to the customer, you get instant reviews at the end of every cycle in product development. With this method, there are no hidden surprises, and the development team and the customers are in sync throughout the product development lifecycle.

Testing and Re-evaluation

At the completion of every development phase, the product is tested thoroughly and prepared for the launch. This does not contradict the concept of continuous deployment. The product is constantly tested and evaluated. As time progresses, the product gets more and more polished and functional. At any stage of the development life cycle, the product can be shown to the customer or stakeholders for evaluation and feedback. The motto behind this evaluation, at the end of each lifecycle, is to determine whether the product is meeting the specification or not? Whether, new changes are required or not?

Regular testing and evaluation helps to reduce the risk of project failure or delay.

Cross Functional Teams

For the desired result in the limited period of time, the product development company should have different teams of experts, which includes R&D, manufacturing, marketing and engineering. Keep the size of the team as small as possible, because as the member of the team grows, its efficiency is reduced due to maintenance and management factors needed for larger teams. Increased number of members in a team also increase the chance of rivalries and politics, which you don’t need in your team.

Agile Methodology

Agile methodology is an old yet an effective product manufacturing concept. There are several advantages of agile methodology for product development and even the most renowned design and development teams in the market today are practicing agile methodology. In the latter, the product is divided into several phases or so called sprints. At the completion of each phase, the team has a functional product which could be launched to the market or be used as the platform for the next phase. Agile reduces time to market substantially for most product developments and as an added advantage, it decreases the manufacturing cost.

Conclusion

A complex project development takes a lot of time and resources to come to fruition. Time to market plays a crucial role in the success or failure or any product. By employing the above mentioned tips / steps, a product manufacturing company can reduce time to market, manufacturing cost, and can have a better quality of products for their customers.

For more information or for custom product manufacturing, feel free to contact GID at www.gidcompany.com/contact-us