You will recall that we identified the basic “raw materials” of product manufacturing—the very essence of the requirements for every product manufacturing operation—as follows:
Money—for start-up and from profits to prosper
Tools—building, machine, mold, software, etc.
People—and the policy/practices they choose
Product—embodied in design drawings, code, and specs
These four elements must be present and robust in any successful product manufacturing company.
We hopefully have established that the management of the design documents is a critical company discipline. ...