It is Time to Learn
New Ways* to Design & Build
doing what gets in the way!
* The 590 page 2021 DFM book
has 814 topic section
Webinar on Build-to-Order & Mass Customization
Dr. Anderson’s Build-to-Order & Mass Customization webinars present the same leading-edge principles as the
in-house seminars he has honed over the last 25
to dozens of clients.
Like all BTO classes, they class content and handouts are customized to your
products and personally prepared and presented by him.
The advantages of the webinar format are:
Cost. The cost of a Build-to-Order &
Mass Customization webinar is about a third
less than the equivalent two-day in-house Build-to-Order class without any travel expenses
for the instructor or attendees. And, contrary to “budget" classes,
all his BTO classes are presented by the
expert himself from slides and handouts that are both customized
to the client, unlike other classes that use canned slides and handouts, presented
by staff trainers.
Scheduling: In the Americas, a "two-day"
Build-to-Order seminar is be given on four afternoons, which gives workers mornings to get
their work done, so attendance will maximized. Webinar days do not have to
be consecutive to accommodate workloads and other conflicts.
Unlimited Class Size: There is
theoretically no class limit, but webinars should be focused on the same
type of product and culture.
Arrangements. Build-to-Order & Mass
Customization webinars can be scheduled
quickly without having to set aside consecutive days or block out calendars for
Presentations and Interactions. Webinars
can now be personable and interactive. Webinar hosts, like Cisco's Webex
can allow the instructor to present full-screen PowerPoint slides and then
switch to a "discussion" mode, when the class sees the instructor on their
screens and the instructor sees the attendees in each conference room (which
is recommended to encourage discussions amongst attendees). This makes the
BTO webinar more personable and is used for opening remarks and all Q/A and
Avoid bidding delays and hassles.
If your company thinks it can save money by going out for bids for training,
the bidding process will burn through a lot of calendar time and
resource-hours, only to take months to end up with the proverbial "low
bidder," who often send staff trainers to present canned
(non-customized) slides from obsolete handouts. Bidding is usually just a
competition between the least-common-denominator because the best won't
bid! These are some of the reasons why bidding is highly discouraged
for operations and
supply chains .
The answer to getting out of this conundrum and being able to
bring in training when needed, and save money too, is to arrange a
webinar as "on-line" of "virtual" training, which may be funded in ways
that don't require complex purchase orders and consulting contracts for
"in-house service providers" that may need even more funding for
proprietary tools, licensed methodologies, or software, followed by classes
that just focus on those.
You can avoid getting mired in bidding wars by position the
training as "just web-based training" and position Dr. Anderson's courses as
broad enough to teach the whole BTO business model and how to implement
coordinated self-supporting methodologies.
To see the agenda for the Build-to-Order & Mass Customization webinar,
see the Build-to-order & Mass Customization seminar
The webinar format is also available for Design for Manufacturability &
Concurrent Engineering; see
For more information, call Dr. Anderson at 1-805-924-0100
or e-mail him at
To explore the opportunities of these techniques at your company call or email
name, title, company, phone, types of products, and needs/opportunities.
Or fill out the form:
Dr. David M.
Anderson, P.E., fASME, CMC
© 2021 by David M. Anderson