How Good is The Good Communication Between Engineering and Manufacturing?

August 22, 2023 Selling Comments Off on How Good is The Good Communication Between Engineering and Manufacturing?

The topic last month was: How good is the communication between Sales and Engineering? We pointed out that this is important as engineering needs to understand “what was sold”.

The same can be said for the communication between engineering and manufacturing. If engineering understands what was sold, and in a quantitative manner, including customer expectations, then it is up to engineering to communicate “what was sold” to manufacturing in a manner that manufacturing can understand and produce assuming that manufacturing has the capability to produce.

Knowing manufacturing’s capabilities is crucial knowledge for engineering. Without this knowledge and the understanding that that knowledge brings, engineering can design things that are not producible by manufacturing or not producible in an economic fashion by manufacturing.

Last month we discussed the “wall” that can sometimes exist between sales and engineering. A similar wall can exist between engineering and manufacturing. So, it is therefore crucially important that good communication exists between these two functions. Anything that can be done to increase the camaraderie and communication between these two functions will definitely show positive results and profitability. Conversely if these two functions do not communicate well it will have a negative effect on profitability.

We would love the opportunity to discuss this topic with you and develop the systems necessary to produce design groups that bring real value to the market.

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