by Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
Build-to-Order Consulting

New revised  article on How to avoid most shortages now 
AND design new products for unlimited Scalability

see revised article at: 



Two major new articles on scalability at

Scalability for Major Programs and 

Scalable Innovation as Fast as Needed

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New web page:   How to Design Half-Cost Products The a
e shows nine categories of cost reduction ranging from 1/2 cost to 1/10 of the previous costs 
. Each cost category has one to two hyper-links that present the principles.

New article
: Strategies for recessions and getting back to work


New Article on The Case against Orrshoring

Companion article on this site on  hidden  offshorIng costs


White Paper on "Concurrent Engineering of Challenging Products" at

New article on "Results" at:

See published article le on how to implement Mass Customization in the April 2011 issue of Mechanical Engineering, published by ASME





     Build-to-Order article

"How to Build-to-Order Product Families"

     Commercialization article

     Counterproductive Policies that need to be corrected to design Half-Cost Products

     Designing for Build-to-Order article

     Build-to-Order Future link to The Next Twenty Years site

     Business Model for BTO&MC article

     How Not to Lower Cost article

with new warnings about product development "processes that donít even have a Product Design phase and skip from "concept testing" to "prototype testing.." 

Design for Growth 

     Design for Manufacturability link to DFM s

"How to Design Product Families"

Half Cost Solar    Concentrated solar power is 2X too expensive because didn't do this!

     Low-Bidding article

     Mass Customization article

     Design for Mass Customization article

     Mass Production article

     Mergers & Acquisitions article;  legacy article

     Lean Production article

     Designing for Lean Production article

     Off-Shore Manufacture article

     Cost of Quality article

     How to Design for Quality article

     Product Line Rationalization article

  Raising Profits Now 

    Recession Strategies

Solar Power at Half the Cost  Concentrated solar power is 2X too expensive because didn't do this!

     Standardization article


     Supply Chain Cost Reduction article

     Total Cost article

     Saving Cost and Time with Vendor/Partnerships

The very first step may be to start with a few hours of  thought-leader  consulting
to help formulate strategies and implementation  planning.


"The Build-to-Order Future," article by Dr. Anderson on the futurist web-site: The Next Twenty Years at

For more information call or e-mail:

Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME,
phone: 1-805-924-0100
fax: 1-805-924-0200

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