Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
(805) 924-0100; fax: (805) 924-0200
web site: www.build-to-order-consulting.com
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 Build-to-Order, Mass Customization, Product Line Rationalization, and Design for Manufacturability.
His overlapping expertise teaching leading-edge product development (based on three DFM books and 25 years providing customized DFM 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, www.HalfCostProducts.com.
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 product development.
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 Berkeley Extension.
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 Bio-Mechanics Lab.
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April & Sept. webinars on 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
"Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering," presented to faculty and students at Cal Poly, February 4, 2010
"Design for Manufacturability," July 5-6, 1993, in Singapore
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