Product rule tick

Product rule solution

Product rule may be used to govern how a product is used or integrate with other products. Product rule can be used to size components or adjust the features offered. Product rules ensure that a product performs safely under specific conditions. They govern limits of use.

Engineering specifies product rules during product development.  The product and rules are continuously updated. It is essential product rules are both available and effectively communicated to anyone referencing the product.

 

Problems:

Product rules may not be easy to locate. Occasionally the need or availability of a rule may not be readily visible. Without the use of the product rule, an error is likely to occur. Carefully guarded knowledge held by product specialists increases their perceived value with the organisation.

Ignoring or forgetting product rules can result in serious errors that erode customer confidence, are costly and occasionally result in breaches of safety.

 

Solution:

Standard products can ensure rules are correctly applied. Product standardisation techniques provide an effective means to attach product rule to reusable product components. Product configurators ensure the correct application of product rules.

 

Advantages from different perspectives

  • Correctly select and configure products
  • Maintain product safety
  • Correctly select and configure products
  • Maintain product safety
  • Costly rework avoided
  • Increased customer satisfaction as customers receives products faster with fewer errors.
  • Fewer bottlenecks requiring management attention
  • Costly rework avoided
  • Better cash flow
  • Correctly select and configure products
  • Easy access to product rules
  • Increased customer satisfaction as customers receives products faster with fewer errors.
  • Correctly select and configure products
  • Maintain product safety
  • Increased customer satisfaction as customers receives products faster with fewer errors.
  • Fewer bottlenecks requiring management attention
  • Correctly select and configure products
  • Fewer bottlenecks requiring management attention

 

Further help and assistance

Gatehouse Design are specialists in product standardisation, product configuration and design automation. We can help companies develop highly effective product strategies, maximising profitability, productivity and customer satisfaction. We can help you establish and implement product rule and improve the efficiency of your business. Please contact us to discuss any product design related issues that you may have.

There is an offer a free product audit to help identify opportunities for product standardisation, product configuration and design automation. Additionally, Gatehouse Design has published many helpful white papers and articles which are available on this website.

 

The author

Written by Peter Slee-Smith 14/05/2018.

Peter Slee-Smith founded Gatehouse Design in 2012, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with more than 30 years experience in industrial design. Peter qualified with a Masters Degree and has held senior positions in many leading engineering and product manufacturing companies. He is passionate about product design efficiency and has written many articles on the subject. Based in Littleport just outside Ely in Cambridgeshire, Gatehouse Design specialises in product standardisation, configuration and design automation.

 

 

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