In this new Audio Product Education Institute webinar in the Supply Chain & Sourcing series, our two supply chain and sourcing experts, David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific) invited established design houses to discuss their role and contributions as a critical option supporting brands to bring new products to market. Hiring an experienced product development and design team can be critical to ensure that a concept turns into a robust project, ready for production. For many companies, working with an experienced company to optimize product design, engineering and manufacturing, managing quality, cost and time-to-market challenges, is an essential component to market success. The design consultants and industry experts in this session will address the specificities of their business, the challenges in operations during pandemic times, and how to bring products to market in 2021.
This webinar will help understand the role of design houses as a resource to the audio industry and manufacturers, and how these company’s expertise helps support both SMEs or large corporations in “filling in the gaps” that are missing internally in their product development resources. The session will also look at how these outsourced engineering teams can act as an extension resource for brands that have a new project that needs to reach the market quickly, a particular SKU development that needs to be added, or a project that outside the comfort zone for the in-house team. Examples of projects and case-studies with small and large enterprises will be discussed.
This event will be presented by David Lindberg (DB Enterprises) and Mike Klasco (Menlo Scientific), APEI’s Supply Chain and Sourcing Pillar Chairs. Following opening remarks, the event will feature three presentations from Mark Carrington (CEO, Cardinal Peak), Eric Voigt (Co-Founder, One Point Zero), and Donald Mac Callum, (Co-Founder, One Point Zero).
Session 1: Mark Carrington (Cardinal Peak)
Knowing An Audio Product Design Company
In this session we will learn how a company such as Cardinal Peak, with 300-plus successful product launches and an experienced and highly recognized engineering team has helped companies minimize product development risk and reduce uncertainty. From the unique perspective of an experienced audio product design company, with multidisciplinary teams dedicated to helping brands bring their new audio products to market quickly, the presentation will discuss how Cardinal Peal provides design and engineering to development and support services.
About Cardinal Peak
A leading product engineering services firm, Cardinal Peak leverages deep experience in hardware, embedded software, cloud, end-user applications, such as mobile and quality assurance (QA), to develop connected products in multiple markets, including audio, video, security and medical. Based in Lafayette, Colorado, just outside of Denver/Boulder, Cardinal Peak has helped hundreds of brands and manufacturers solve the hard problems for their audio developments. Cardinal Peak has successfully supported cutting-edge professional audio and consumer product designs, including voice assistants, all wireless standards, and active noise control (ANC), along with a wide variety of differentiating end-user features. The company accelerates product development with end-to-end design services and helps brands bring their new audio products to market quickly.
Session 2: Eric Voigt (One Point Zero)
From Concept to Product – Understanding Manufacturing
For companies to be successful, bringing innovative products to market quickly and efficiently is incredibly important in fast paced industries. In this session we will understand how One Point Zero combines technological expertise with manufacture knowledge to meet the needs of its customers. For companies to be successful, bringing innovative products to market quickly and efficiently is incredibly important. The presentation will detail how One Point Zero combines technological expertise with manufacture knowledge to produce a higher level of design through technology, manufacture and supply chain optimization.
Session 3: Donald Mac Callum, (One Point Zero)
Strategic Design and Product Development Partners
In this session, presented by one of the co-founders of One-Point Zero, we will learn more about the value of excellent design and how a design house can help brands optimize quality, cost and time-to-market challenges. With its vast experience supporting struggling companies, Donald Mac Callum will share how strategic design is able to bolster engineering and development for successful products, how manufacturing, assembly and packaging of projects all combine in an effective production network.
About One Point Zero
Founded in 2015, One Point Zero is an international design and engineering agency with top-level production management and direct presence in China, US, Europe and Australia. From concept, design and planning to delivery, on time and on budget, One Point Zero is the management company behind many successful products and applications. The company’s team of designers, engineers and operations professionals have extensive international experience. Together, with an extensive partner network, One Point Zero has been transforming ideas into successful business opportunities.