Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., is the world's leading expert on using concurrent engineering to design products for manufacturability. Over the past 27 years presenting customized in-house DFM seminars, he has honed these methodologies into an effective way to accelerate the real time-to-stable-production and significantly reduce total cost. His book-length website, www.HalfCostProducts.com, presents a comprehensive cost reduction strategy consisting of eight strategies. DFM is a key half-cost strategy because it supports most of the others. Dr. Anderson shows clients how to apply these strategies for cost reduction, ranging from half cost to an order of magnitude, which he teaches in customized in-house seminars, workshops, and design studies to generate innovative breakthrough concepts. In the management of technology program at the University of California at Berkeley, he wrote and taught the product development course twice. He wrote the opening chapter in the sixth volume of the SME Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook. His second book on mass customization, Build-to-Order & Mass Customization: The Ultimate Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand Production Without Forecasts or Inventory, is described in Appendix D. Dr. Anderson has more than 35 years of industrial experience in design and manufacturing. For seven years, his company, Anderson Automation, Inc., built special production equipment and tooling for IBM and OCLI and did design studies for FMC, Clorox Manufacturing, and SRI International. As the ultimate concurrent engineering experience, he personally built the equipment he designed in his own machine shop. He has been issued four patents and is working on more. Dr. Anderson is a fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and a life member in SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). He is a certified management consultant (CMC) through the Institute of Management Consultants. His credentials include professional registrations in mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, with a major in design for production and minors in industrial engineering, metalworking, and business administration. Dr. Anderson can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. His websites are www.design4manufacturability.com and www.HalfCostProducts.com.
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