On October 4, Munro & Associates will join the Centrepolis Accelerator in celebrating the grand opening of its new manufacturing business accelerator space at Lawrence Technological University. The new Centrepolis Accelerator facility is a 6,300 square-foot, state-of-the-art business assistance center for physical product developers and manufacturing companies.
Centrepolis Accelerator clients will include manufacturing startups and existing companies looking to move up to the next level in product innovation. Services will include access to office space, co-working space, workshops, mentors, business planning services, and laboratories and equipment for digital product design and prototyping, as well as virtual reality and mixed reality labs.
Munro is offering Centrepolis Accelerator clients its Design Profit software to support product design and cost planning. Munro has previously provided formal Lean Product Design Assessments to Centrepolis Accelerator clients, which has reduced the complexity of products, reduced part count, and improved design for manufacturability and total product cost before going to market.
The Centrepolis Accelerator and Munro have also previously partnered on a series of events at Munro’s facility called “Leaning Your Product Design,” which has attracted many physical product developers and improved their product designs as a result.
For more information on the Centrepolis Accelerator, visit: http://www.centrepolisaccelerator.com/.
Munro’s is pleased to be welcoming a few new faces to our Design Profit
software development center!
Rebekah is an expert in all things communication with experience in web design, media content management, and professional writing. As we celebrate her graduation from Michigan State University with a Master’s degree in Professional Writing. Rebekah started with us in December as a part time employee and has now made the transition to full time as a technical writer in our Design Profit software development center. She has already completed work on various documents and media content for us and is looking forward to dedicating a full time schedule to ensuring that we communicate as clearly as possible!
Michael Brown, our newest addition to the development team, has spearheaded our efforts in CAD integration. Michael completed a number of impressive projects before starting here at Design Profit including—but not limited to– creating video game engines from scratch and designing games themselves! His ability to play around and bring new ideas and approaches into our development process has been essential. He also has expertise in AI and we expect to see much of his contributions in the next update of our software.
Jennifer Rodgers spent over two decades working in the insurance industry and Real Estate while simultaneously managing social media and media sales for local comedians and entertainers. Her experience is varied and it gives her a great edge as our new sales associate. Personable and professional, Jennifer has been a local in Williamston for longer than most, and it seems like she knows everyone who walks through the door! The rest of us here at Design Profit are so happy that she found a new job so close to her community, and we’re very excited for her future here.
Our numbers are rapidly growing to account for the strides we’ve made and will continue to make to guarantee that the tools of Lean Design, Click2Cost, and the rest of Design Profit, operate at peak performance. We look forward to seeing more from these talented individuals as time goes on.
Munro & Associates has long been a provider of training in various Lean methodologies, but now Munro combines its Lean Design® Methodology instruction with its Design Profit® software training into one comprehensive course.
Students will undergo training with Munro’s instructors providing them with the core basics of the Lean Design® Methodology and then proceeding into the practical applications of these new skills in the Design Profit® software. More importantly, the skills and techniques that students learn in this course can be immediately applied in their current projects at work for an immediate return on investment.
Students will learn how implementing Good Design Principals along with other Lean Design® fundamentals becomes the ultimate influencer of profitability and quality in a products life span and that neglecting these principals can result in a design that is bloated, over cost, over weight, and of poor quality. Students will learn how the different Lean Design® techniques are used to consistently remove waste from the product design itself that ultimately results in a more elegant and higher quality product. “You can never have Lean Manufacturing without Lean Design®” will become a mantra and paradigm shift for students as they explore the practical workings of this methodology which has saved companies around the globe Billions of dollars throughout the last 30+ years.
Once the methodology has been imbued in the students, the trainers move on to how to use the Design Profit® software to compile, sort, and analyze data in a visual mapping context which also helps to expedite the product design process which forces a Lean Design® to be procured, avoiding the pitfalls of poor quality drivers BEFORE they are experienced on the manufacturing floor. Students will learn the importance of creating a costed business case for all design decisions which will illuminate both student and executive as to what the best design choices should consist of.
The course ends in an exam which, upon successful completion, results in the student receiving a unique certification number. This certificate number can then be used throughout the rest of their career to prove they have been successfully trained by Munro in their industry changing techniques, garnering them professional clout that can be carried from job to job throughout anywhere in the world.
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