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Key Considerations in Choosing a Product Development Partner

Outsourcing product development can provide a competitive edge in terms of expanding engineering resources, accessing specialized expertise or reducing time and/or overall cost. However, product development partners can vary widely in terms of the value provided. Additionally, while offshore product development firms can provide a cost advantage; careful consideration should be given to the quality of their processes and ability to work well multi-nationally.

Forefront Medical Technology has found that the best partnerships evolve when companies analyze potential working relationships and competencies in addition to price, when selecting a product development partner and written a white paper that looks at eight areas to evaluate in that selection process:

  • Ability to work well with your team
  • Engineering expertise
  • Materials expertise
  • Defined product development process
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Manufacturability expertise
  • Ability to align with cost goals
  • Ability to meet quality assurance standards.

Access the complete white paper here.


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