After having looked at how electrical engineers can impact the product development process by working with sales, systems engineering, testing and manufacturing, now I’m going to move onto collaborating with mechanical engineers and summarize with some conclusions.
After having looked at how electrical engineers can impact the product development process by working with sales and systems engineering in the last two posts in this series, now I’m going to move onto testing and manufacturing.
This is the second in my posts which talk about how electrical engineers can make a bigger impact on the product development process. Previously I focused on getting involved in the sales bidding and specification process, in part two I’m going to focus on systems engineering.
But my own personal experience has taught me that it’s not as easy as just telling us engineers to talk to each other more. I’ve also learned that electrical engineers can have a much bigger impact on the whole product development process if we look up from our desktops and see the bigger picture, look at the whole process beyond the immediate tasks of our own design area. And this doesn’t just apply to electrical engineers, it applies to any engineer – I’m just talking electrical because that’s where my own experience lies.