When we have our initial conversations with companies researching outsourced product development services, we are often asked about our company slogan, how we differ from a single-source option, and what our experience has shown regarding successful projects. We are happy and eager to answer these questions, as we know the right partner choices will lead to a successful product. We understand that for many companies, Resolution’s best of breed model is different, but is the right choice for outsourced product development services. Below are a few of the frequent questions we receive and how we answer them.
What does “Great Concepts are Born…..Great Products are Developed” mean?
We firmly believe that a great idea needs development to become a great product. Our business is built to help Fortune 500 and startup communities take their incredible ideas and concepts and transform them into a product. Without product development, great ideas could languish or never become a product.
My Industrial Design firm/Contract Manufacturer says they can do the whole job. Why do I need Resolution?
In the traditional model, companies that outsource think it is an either/or choice between an industrial design firm or a contract manufacturer. As our customers have learned, many the hard way, that complex projects require a different approach for a successful outcome.
We regularly speak with companies followed this model and engaged an outsourced development partner only to learn that the project missed deadlines, went over budget, and provided a design that was either too expensive to manufacture, or in some cases was unworkable.
Innovative, outsourced product development requires core expertise in mechanical and hardware design, embedded programming and FPGA development, software development and vision integration. For complex, Class II and Class III medical device product development, an all-in-one partner simply does not work.
Why is a product development focused, best of breed strategy better?
When industrial design firms and contract manufacturers are contracted for complex development projects, they are likely to engage a product development resource like Resolution, but they approach the project from their area of expertise.
Contract manufacturers are experts in building hundreds, thousands, or tens-of-thousands of the same unit. Their business model is predicated on providing their clients a number of units per month or per year. They offer their “engineering expertise” as a means to acquire the manufacturing work.
Industrial designers are experts in taking concepts and transforming them into innovative products that naturally flow in the workplace or the product’s use model. Industrial designers will sell their engineering services outside of concept development in an effort to win the front end of the contract.
Resolution was founded on the premise to let the experts in industrial design and manufacturing do what they do best. Resolution’s mission is to provide best in class engineering product development services and partner with best in class industrial design and contract manufacturers to ensure a successful outsourced product development project. Simply put, Resolution does ONLY product development and program management. This lets the industrial design firm and contract manufacturer do what they do best, while Resolution keeps the focus on product development.
My project is in disarray and I need to make a change, can Resolution get me back on track?
We get this question more often than you would expect. Resolution is often brought in after projects have stalled, or collapsed. We are able to take what the industrial design firm or contract manufacturer started and transform it into a functional product.
If you have been wondering about any of these topics, or are interested in speaking directly with Resolution about your project, call us today or browse our website.