How We Do It

One Point of Contact from Concept to Customer

 

Single Source Accountability

Single-source accountability drives every aspect of the Velocity Group’s acceleration process, which is specifically designed to maximize speed and efficiency without sacrificing quality. Your project will be assigned a designated project manager to provide a reliable point of contact for everything our company can do, including:

  • Concept development
  • Design validation
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Project planning
  • Risk mitigation
  • Test plans and systems
  • Quality assurance
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Sourcing and vendor management

 

Fully Integrated Project Team

You get a dedicated project team, fully integrated at project kick-off, to help you produce your concept as quickly as possible while minimizing your out-of-pocket cost. The entire project team — from engineering to production to sourcing — works together to make sure your product is developed efficiently and has the best possible opportunity for market success. Because our team has a rich experience working together, we eliminate the forming-storming-norming phases and move right to the high-performing stage of collaborative execution.

 

100% Domestic Operations

Leveraging best in class US operations, we eliminate the challenges associated with offshore manufacturing partners, including:

  • Poor quality
  • Logistics & customs delays
  • Upfront payment of fees
  • IP theft and counterfeiting
  • Administrative overhead
  • Lack of responsiveness
  • Large order quantities required
  • Unethical business practices
  • Undisclosed design and material changes

 

Lean Management

Our fully integrated product development process removes non-value adding steps and activities to speed your product to market. We eliminate the challenges of rework associated with multiple vendor transitions and ensure that critical actions are not compromised in the name of timeline compression or project recovery. Our lean manufacturing cells are tailored to support low-volume / high-mix production programs. We eliminate overhead and reduce total program cost.

 

Tailored Programs

The services we provide involve every element necessary to bring your idea to life. We also offer these services as needed to fit your circumstances. We understand that you may have some of this work already done or wish to perform portions of the project with your internal resources. No problem. We will work with you to create a tailored product development program.

 

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Design

Design

We start with a full understanding of the product concept and its market. We’ll develop a full set of product requirements including alternative concepts, a full project schedule and cost estimate, and identify any key risk items and mitigation plans. By evaluating manufacturability, testability, and serviceability we eliminate costly downstream product redesign.


 
Prototyping

Prototyping

Once your concept and project plan are approved, we begin the development process with our cross-functional mechanical, electrical, software, and industrial engineering teams. Working with our rapid prototyping tools, we develop the functional models and prototypes needed for design validation. Additionally, our quality, sourcing, and manufacturing teams start working on transition plans and vendor selection.


 
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Pre-Production

Once your design is frozen, we move into final validation. Verification and validation activities are completed including reliability testing, test plans and systems are ready, manufacturing and quality plans are finalized, key suppliers are approved, and drawings are released to production.


 
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Production

Finally, your product is ready for launch in our lean manufacturing operations. Our fully integrated team is already up to speed on your product, quality requirements, and production schedule for a seamless product launch.