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Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Build-to-Order Consulting
(805) 924-0100; fax: (805) 924-0200
anderson@build-to-order-consulting.com
web site: www.build-to-order-consulting.com

    Dr. David M. Anderson can claim to be the worlds leading expert on implementing Build-to-Order and Mass Customization, with two books and 20 years of consulting on the subject (more than anyone), with the current book still the only book that actually shows how to implement BTO & Mass Customization.  

He is a California based management consultant who specializes in leading-edge corporate training seminars and consulting on implementing Build-to-Order, Mass Customization, Product Line Rationalization, and Design for Manufacturability.

His overlapping expertise teaching leading-edge product development (based on three DFM books and 25 years providing customized DFM seminars) includes design of product families that are concurrently designed with flexible processes for all the agile paradigms: Build-to-Order, niche markets, Just-in-Time, Continuous/Flow Manufacturing, Lean Production, Agile Manufacturing, and Mass Customization.

    He has written the most thorough book on the subject: "Build-to-Order & Mass Customization; The Ultimate Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand Production without Forecasts or Inventory,"  He has taught "Spontaneous Build-to-Order" for AME and "Profiting from Lean Manufacturing" for APICS.  He organized and hosted two tours for AME at Hoffman, a client who followed his advise and build a $30,000,000 plant to build a wide variety of mass-customized and standard products on-demand (see article on Hoffman).

    Since 1989, he has facilitated the Suzaki/SME video program, Techniques for Continuous Improvement, on eliminating waste, reducing lead times, implementing flow, improving productivity, kanban and reducing setup, batch size, and inventory.

    He just launched a major web-site on Half Cost Products, www.HalfCostProducts.com.

    He is author of the book, Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, How to Develop and Deliver Products for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, JIT, Build-to-Order, and Flexible Manufacturing, with an introduction by B. Joseph Pine II (Mass Customization, 1993), which was published by McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing in 1997 and is now out of print. Dr. Anderson was appointed guest editor for the Mass Customization issue of the Agility Forum’s journal, Agility & Global Competition (Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 1998).

    At the Haas Graduate School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, he created and taught the course "New Product Development, the Management and Design of Manufacturable Products" as part of the Management of Technology Program.

    Dr. Anderson has over 30 years of industrial experience and has trained many leading BTO clients including several divisions of Hewlett-Packard, Emerson Electric, General Mills, Baxter Healthcare, Rohm & Haas, Northern Telecom, Bausch & Lomb, United Technologies, Guidant, Freightliner, Korea’s LG Group and many others including build-to-order leader Hoffman/Schroff.  When he was Manager of Flexible Manufacturing at Intel’s Systems Group, he initiated successful programs for Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and standardization of parts and tooling.

    He has presented many speeches at Mass Customization and Product Development conferences and at internal corporate conferences and summits at Hewlett-Packard, EDS consulting (now A.T. Kearney), Emerson Electric, Caterpillar, and Schlumberger.

    He wrote the book, Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering, How to Design for Low Cost, Design in High Quality, Design for Lean Manufacture, and Design Quickly for Fast Production (2008, CIM Press, 448 pages) and wrote the opening chapter in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers handbook on DFM (Tool & Manufacturing Engineers Handbook, Vol 6). He also wrote the chapter on DFM and Mass Customization in Wiley’s Quality Function Deployment Handbook, which was published in 1998. His next book will be on low-cost product development.

    As an Adjunct Professor, he created and taught university classes on DFM and Computer Integrated Manufacture (CIM) at the University of Portland in the late 1980's. He then created the popular DFM seminar which was offered several times a year for four years through the University of California at Berkeley Extension.

    From 1977 to 1983, his own company, Anderson Automation, Inc., generated design studies and built special production equipment for companies such as IBM, FMC, Clorox, and Optical Coating Labs. As the ultimate concurrent engineering experience, he personally built the equipment he designed and is proficient at machining and welding.

    Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) and has been certified as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institute of Management Consultants.  He holds professional engineering (P.E.) registrations in Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from UC, Berkeley, with thesis work on mechanisms, sponsored by the UC San Francisco Medical Center Bio-Mechanics Lab.

 

PUBLIC COURSES AND CONFERENCE SPEECHES

by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC

        "Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering," presented to faculty and students at Cal Poly, February 4, 2010

"Design for Manufacturability."  Presented to students and faculty of San Jose State University; September 12, 2007; September 6, 2006, September 7, 2005.

"Build-to-Order & Mass Customization; The Ultimate Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand Production without Forecasts or Inventory," Executive Education seminar, September 23-24, 2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

"Integrated Product Development; Developing Half-Cost Products in Half the Time; September 25, 2002; Sponsored by Kevin Kennedy & Associates. 

"Design for Manufacturability; Optimizing Cost, Quality, and Time-to-Market by Design," September 26, 2002. 

"Profiting from Lean Production, sponsored by APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society), one-day seminar, December 2, 1998, Rochester, New York

"Spontaneous Build-to-Order," sponsored by AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence), one-day seminar, October 15-16 and November 12-13, 1998, in Lexington, Kentucky

"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization and Build-to-Order," presented at a convention of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), August 3, 1998, San Francisco, CA

"Design for Mass Customization, Meeting Customer Demands," presented at the MegaSociety conference, July 16,1997, Anaheim, California

"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization," presented at the Knowledge-Based Organization conference, May 15, 1997, Phoenix, Arizona

"How Mass Customization Can Proactively Manage Change," presented at the Sixth Annual Agility Conference, March 4, 1997 in San Diego, California

"Meeting Super-Urgent Demands for Product Customization," presented at the Project World Conference, December 12, 1996, Santa Clara, California

"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, and Ultra-Fast Time-to-Market," presented at the Project World Conference, August 7, 1996, Washington, D.C.

"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization," second day keynote speech presented at the IMC Conference on Mass Customization, June 19, 1996, Chicago, Illinois [voted best]

"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, JIT, Build-to-Order, and Flexible Manufacturing," two-day short course, taught for University of California at Berkeley Extension, June 17-18, 1996 in Boston, Massachusetts

"Design for Manufacturability," presented at the PCI Spring ‘96 Conference, May 3, 1996, San Jose, California.

"Design for Manufacturability," University of California at Berkeley Extension, one-day class, October 27, 1995, San Francisco, California

"Low-Cost Product Development," University of California at Berkeley Extension one-day class, October 26, 1995, San Francisco, California

"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, JIT, BTO, and Flexible Manufacturing," University of California at Berkeley Extension one-day class, October 25, 1995, San Francisco, California

"Advanced Product Development," University of California at Berkeley Extension one-day class, October 23, 1995, San Francisco, California

"Developing Agile Products for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, Build-to-Order, JIT, and Flexible Manufacturing," 19th Annual International Conference of the Product Development and Management Association, October 12, 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

"Designing for Manufacturing Success," presented at the PCI Spring ‘95 conference, March 27, 1995, San Jose, California

"Agile Product Development for Flexible Manufacturing and Mass Customization," presented at the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Society of Concurrent Engineering meeting, July 14, 1994, Santa Clara, California

"Designing Products for Mass Customization," presented at the IIR Conference on Mass Customization, February 17, 1994, New Orleans, Louisiana

        "Design for Manufacturability," July 5-6, 1993, in  Singapore

 

PUBLIC SEMINARS AND COLLEGE COURSES

1) "Design for Manufacturability," 3-unit senior/graduate course, taught as Adjunct Professor at the University of Portland, Multnomah School of Engineering, Summer semesters, 1988 and 1989.

2) "Computer Integrated Manufacture," 3-unit course senior/graduate, taught as Adjunct Professor at the University of Portland, Multnomah School of Engineering, Fall semester 1988

3) "Techniques for Continuous Improvement," one-day short course, sponsored by PGE’s Energy Research Center, Portland, Oregon; June 27, 1989; October 26, 1989; April 27, 1990; October 3, 1991; May 28, 1992; and November 30, 1993.

4) "Design for Manufacturability," 2-day short course, taught for University of California at Berkeley Extension, two to three times a year, 1990 to 1993.

5) "Design for Manufacturability," 2-day short course, taught in Singapore for the Centre for Management Technology, July 15-16, 1991.

6) "Techniques for Continuous Improvement," one-day short course at NORTHCON ‘91, Portland, Oregon, October 3, 1991.

7) "New Product Development, the Management and Design of Manufacturable Products," 3-unit graduate course, taught at the Haas Graduate School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Spring and Fall semesters, 1993.

8) "Design for Manufacturability," one-day tutorial, NEPCON convention, Anaheim, California, February 10, 1993 and March 1, 1994.

9) "Competitive Product Development," half-day tutorial presented at WESCON ‘93, September 30, 1993.

10) "Advanced Product Development," taught 4 of 5 one-day courses for one week series, for University of California at Berkeley Extension, October 23-27, 1995. Individual course titles were: "Advanced Product Development Management," "Agile Product Development," "Low-Cost Product Development," and "Design for Manufacturability."

11) "Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, JIT, Build-to-Order, and Flexible Manufacturing," 2-day short course, taught for University of California at Berkeley Extension, June 17-19, 1996 in Boston, MA.

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