Course             Course Description



NPD 404       Sourcing Product, Parts and Component     
Module No. 4 
Module Content:

Oh boy, now I have my concept clearly defined (again, for the time being), my industrial design has been decided on and approved, my engineering has been approved; now I have all of these large and small parts which need to be made.  Also, I’m told I need to have some molds and tools made to create those parts; I ask, Is this really necessary? what do I do?  Where do I go?  What are the costs?  Get this course under your belt and your fears (the NPD demon’s) are gone.

Examples of the Module topics:

·         Where to find the components needed for your product

·         How to request part samples from suppliers

·         How to determine and set the quality standard for your components

·         Requesting custom designed and special order parts

·         Requesting price quotations


What you’ll gain from this Module:

At the conclusion of this course, students will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to conduct worldwide sourcing for their required product components and sub-assemblies. 


Module Length: 1 hour + 

Instructor: Loren Ouellette

Module Cost: $75.00