August 20th, 2015
OPD have worked on a number of innovative new product development and cost reduction projects covering a range of safety related disability aids typically used in commercial and residential premises.
Each project involved the full product development cycle from idea generation, concept design, detail design, stress analysis, engineering drawing, prototyping, testing, project management and costing, introducing 6 Sigma project management techniques to the business.
In this case we have also provided the necessary technical leadership that currently does not exist in the business and have worked to all relevant International Standards, Regulations and Legislation, whilst delivering aesthetically pleasing and innovative design solutions. A patent application is underway for one of the recent new designs we developed.
Project values ranged in value from <£10K up to several £100K.
North-east based family-run SME supplying disability aids for a range of commercial and residential uses.
Company Size: SME
Product Complexity: Medium
Product Value: Low to Medium
Production Volumes: Medium to High
I have engaged Kevin on several New Product Development and Cost Reduction initiatives, often under extreme time pressures. He takes ownership of each and every element of a project and his technical knowledge and experience fill a vital skills gap in the current organisational structure. He is highly innovative and we have made a recent patent application based on his latest work.
Kevin is extremely capable and reliable, adding significant value to the business through the activities he has been engaged in. We placed Kevin on a medium-term retainer and I therefore highly recommend him
Disability Products, Managing Director