In today’s competitive design and manufacturing environment, only the strongest and most prepared will survive. Both Synectic Product Development and Mack Molding have long track records proving that both companies have met the required challenges time and time again. The merger in 2013 quickly proved to be a successful partnership, effectively meshing the considerable strengths and experience offered by both companies. Synectic Product Development and Mack Molding offer three main advantages over traditional design and manufacturing companies.
- Better Quality, Less Cost
While there are many similar attributes of product development and product manufacturing, there are also many differences. In order to keep costs low, it is vital that the transition between the two is as seamless as possible. During product development, many roads are open and the engineering team must be particularly skilled at down selection. The most advantageous path must be chosen, continuously evaluated, adjusted, and redirected as needed. Ideas must be vetted and tested objectively and without bias. The correct documents must be assembled and maintained for future development and regulatory submissions. A small autonomous engineering team that is free to operate has the advantage in the product development process. Synectic Product Development has refined this process and prides itself on having assembled a small, highly experienced engineering team, working within streamlined procedures and minimal red tape.
In contrast, when the development process moves into manufacturing, the design is frozen. The manufacturing team must accept the prior development, trusting that good product design decisions have prepared the way for the product manufacture. They must push ahead, making adjustments where possible to streamline manufacturing and assembly. The best manufacturing engineers will find efficient and cost-effective solutions. All processes must be validated and thoroughly documented. The engineers must have extensive knowledge of the wide array of manufacturing options as well as various legal, regulatory, and safety requirements. Throughout its many years of successful operation, Mack has proven to be an industry leader in contract manufacturing; specializing in plastics design, finishing, molding, sheet metal fabrication, and full-service machining. Although Mack Molding is a large company, its roots are built on a small family-owned business. Mack Molding offers its clients the “win-win” combination of providing the many resources of a large company while operating with a small business attitude.
- Consistent Communication
In this fast-paced world of multi-tasking and rushed emails, misunderstanding and confusion can occur. It is important to routinely circle back, rechecking the project goals to make sure we are still on track. Open and consistent communication between all parties involved in a project is vital. Synectic Product Development and Mack Molding make regular communication a core tenant and mandate techniques such as using a program tracker and weekly update memos to ensure it is consistently applied by the project leaders.
People come from many different bases of knowledge and experiences. Within a well-functioning group, ideas can build on each other or spin-off into new and exciting directions. Similar dynamics can occur from outside sources or between groups within a company. This is what is called “Synergy” or more specifically the interaction or cooperation between organizations, to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. The Synectic/Mack merger has allowed two highly regarded entities to combine experience to become more than the individual parts and several highly successful product launches have resulted. With each new collaboration, the parties have learned what they can bring to the table to best benefit the project. Ideas, techniques, and methods have been shared. Friendships and strong working relationships have developed. The interplay between the companies has become more and more streamlined and refined and the net result has been a stronger and more productive “whole”.
- People First Mindset
A satisfied customer is the ultimate measure of success of the Synectic/Mack solution. Both Synectic Product Development and Mack Molding have histories of long-standing and repeat customers, giving testament to work well done and an emphasis on customer satisfaction. Current and prospective clients can expect a commitment to meeting all project goals and requirements throughout the development and manufacturing process. Years of experience have instilled the core belief that a good customer relationship is something to be appreciated and not taken for granted. In the best cases, real friendships have developed, giving added value to our efforts and making it feel like what we do is more than just business.
The design, development, and manufacture of a product can be a stressful and nerve-wracking experience. The process can be daunting and full of pitfalls. Any mistakes along the way can cause costs to quickly spiral out of control. It is critical to move thru the incremental phases in the most efficient and direct path without costly sidetracks, do loops, and errors. Finding a good engineering and manufacturing company can be vital to assure a successful outcome. The partnership of Synectic Product Development and Mack Molding has provided a unique, efficient, and effective product development solution spanning from brainstorming to delivery of the product to the end-user. Let us show you how the Synectic/Mack solution can help bring your invention to life.