Customer: Integrated, smart fitness & rehabilitation ecosystem that pairs cloud-based software, health informatics sensors, and inclusive fitness equipment.
Client needed to meet strict launch schedule.
They contracted an industrial design firm to design a universal weight machine. This design was in the early stages when the Customer requested TSS review the design from a manufacturability stand point. The staged design effort was centered on identified long lead parts, so TSS reviewed incomplete assemblies.
The review uncovered over 400 part interferences, tolerance issues, material substations requests, etc. TSS reviewed our findings with the Customer and the industrial design firm. The approval of TSS recommendations was the sole responsibly of the Customer. As assemblies and sub-assemblies were completed, re-reviews on some parts was required to insure fit-up issues were minimized.
The Customer’s desire to come to market quickly led to TSS assuming responsibility for updating the industrial design firms drawings. All updates were approved by the industrial design firm and Customer. As the iterative designs were released, TSS approved drawings, secured quotes and ordered parts. This approach required TSS to re-review approved parts multiple times, which in some cases impacted the suppliers as updated orders were required.
Why Choose TSS?
TSS was introduced to the client in 2013 when they were searching for a Manufacturing partner. TSS was selected because of cost transparency, and the client liked the TSS business unit approach to projects.
TSS put a tracking device in place to track parts on orders and control rev levels. TSS used the device to compare that level maintain up to date master files. TSS is the manufacturing company and has partnered with the client to provide quoting, engineering services, assembly including “other” consulting services to help bring the client’s vision to the market place.