Product lifecycle


To ensure that all aspects of your product lifecycle are optimised to meeting customer requirements for quality, cost and lead time.

As product lifecycles get shorter and customer demands become more diverse, businesses are pressed to release products faster and more frequently onto the market, considering not only functional requirements but also related services and efficient supply chains.

A mismatch between product design and manufacturing causes launch delays and unavoidable increase in costs. Effective design–manufacturing integration and timely communication, however, avoids design rework and achieves better product fit for the manufacturing system.

Our courses have been designed to equip those involved in the product lifecycle to take a holistic view and consider requirements of every stage in the design and development of products, their supply chain and manufacture.

An incredibly informative course, that addresses a grossly overlooked subject matter. The course focuses on changing mindsets and improving soft skills that generate barriers to successful reviews.

Alan Sanderson Design Reviews attendee, October 2018


  • New product introduction

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Implement practical improvements when bringing new products to market that are on time, at desired cost and to the required quality and standard.


  • Supply chains: Introduction

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Optimise supply chain performance using key concepts and principles used in end-to-end supply chain management.


  • Value engineering

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to undertake the value engineering process with a focus on the engineering, product and service sectors.


  • Commercialising innovation

    Face-to-face only

    Using a mix of theory and case study examples, examine the factors necessary for innovation to flourish and produce commercially successful products and services.


  • Design for manufacturability

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Analyse a combination of traditional views on design for manufacture, service and test with broader principles of lean, responsive supply chain design.


  • Design for servitisation

    Face-to-face only

    Understand the impact of product engineering decisions on the provision of services and how to implement changes to increase the effectiveness of your own organisation.


  • Design reviews

    Face-to-face and virtual

    Understand how to improve the effectiveness and usefulness of the design review process, by exploring both technical and people aspects of preparing for and carrying out effective design reviews.


  • Additive manufacturing: Fundamentals

    Virtual only

    Gain knowledge of the benefits and applications of Additive Manufacturing (AM) and understand the range of AM processes and their characteristics.


  • Additive manufacturing: Impacting business

    Virtual only

    Improve the efficiency of your business by understanding what additive manufacturing can do and how it can optimise your supply chain and manufacturing processes.


  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T): ASME Y14.5

    Learn to translate geometric feature control frames and understand the hierarchy of geometric tolerancing so that you can optimise design decisions that increase quality and reduce cost and delivery times. 


  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T): BS 8888

    Get up to date with the latest version of BS 8888, including the meaning of design intent; how mechanical parts are dimensioned and tolerance within the standard in order to meet design intent.


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Tell us your team’s development needs and we’ll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your organisation.

What options are available?

  • Off the shelf – we can deliver any of our training courses at your chosen location, providing you with a cost-effective and efficient solution
  • Tailored courses– our personalised programmes can help you work through issues specific to your team or sector and equip you with the practical tools you need to move forward
  • Blended programmes – we use a range of delivery methods, development subjects and performance resources to ensure your team have the knowledge and skills they need to help your business thrive

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

Our training acumen

  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
  • You come to us or we come to you
  • Online tools to improve the experience

Average customer rating:

4.75 out of 5

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