of Product Development
based on 30 years teaching and
writing 6 booksHouely
Hourly consulting is now
available on the following topics that were just
published book that
are described on the Consulting page which
are listed here:
1) Reducing Cost in Half or
or product family strategy / vision workshop sessions
3) Manufacturable Research & early design
brainstorming sessions on ways to: assure
scalability without shortages and optimize up-front work
of acquired technology or product not benefiting from Manufacturable Research
5) Backward-Comparable “Drop-in” Replacements,
e.g. for frames and structures that can save
a lot of money now replacing hard-to-build,
6) Hourly Consulting for anagers,
project leaders, and team
meetings (based pm 30 years teaching DFM and
facilitating workshops) and management consulting (based on a year of
experience on the faculty of the Haas-Berkeley Graduate School of Business).
See the Consulting
Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
(805) 924-0100; fax: (805) 924-0200
web site: www.build-to-order-consulting.com
His new articles: Exec Overview of MC and
Dr. David M. Anderson can claim to be the worlds leading
expert on implementing Build-to-Order and Mass Customization, with two
books and 30 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
Mass Customization, Product Line Rationalization,
and Design for
His overlapping expertise teaching leading-edge product development (based on
three DFM books
and 25 years providing
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,
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 35 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
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
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
To talk or email with Dr. Anderson, send phone
PUBLIC COURSES AND CONFERENCE
April & Sept.
Design for Lean Manufacturing
2-day webinar: April 19-22,
2021 and Sept 20-23, 2021 from 1-5 PM EST
Complete description at: https://qualitysupportgroup.com/design-for-lean-manufacturing/
Lean Champions and
implementers can also bring
decision-maker and Managers. A 15% discount is available (on request) for
more then two people from the same company.
PAST SPEECHES: by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
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 &
"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,
"Agile Product Development for Mass Customization, Niche Markets, and
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
"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,
"Designing Products for Mass Customization," presented at the
IIR Conference on Mass Customization, February 17, 1994, New Orleans,
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,
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
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.
[In-house Seminars] [Consulting]
2021 by David M. Anderson