Order-Based Product Development

Workflow Template

Order-Based Product Development

This workflow template illustrates the processing of customer orders that require a degree of customization to fulfill, including order specification development, pass-off to product development, production scheduling and pre-shipment product testing. Purchase and download this template in PDF and Visio (VSD) formats. You can customize it to fit your own organization, or simply use it to better understand the Order-Based Product Development process.

Related KPIs : Cycle Time: Customer Order Processing, Cycle Time: Internal Customer Order Processing, On-Time Customer Order Delivery Rate, Perfect Customer Order Rate, Unit Cost: Order Fulfillment

What is Order-Based Product Development?

The Order-Based Product Development process involves coordination between customers, product development staff, engineering/design team members and production floor employees to configure and produce customized orders for clients. Customized orders deviate from standard specifications in certain ways, and thus require additional engineering, design and manufacturing time to fulfill. After the order has been received by the customer, the product development and engineering/design teams develop product specifications for the customized item. Those specifications are passed off to manufacturing team members, who then produce a prototype of the product. After the prototype has been tested and approved, it is ready for final production and shipment to the customer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you create your Workflow Templates?

A: From real-world consulting engagements with Fortune 500 leaders. We’ve spent 25 years analyzing operations at hundreds of leading companies worldwide, documenting thousands of business processes at precise levels of detail. We’ve anonymized this data—drawn from millions of dollars’ worth of consulting assignments—and have made it available to you in easy-to-use templates at affordable OpsDog prices.

Q: What can a Workflow Template do for me?

A: Boost productivity, efficiency, and service levels! Broken business processes—marked by manual workarounds, downtime, and errors—are all too common. Many businesses write off this waste as “the cost of doing business.” But you know better than that! Simply select the OpsDog Workflow Template that best fits your situation, tweak it to your liking, and then use it to train employees, identify process improvements, inform an IT project, or re-design a workflow. That’s a lot of power in your hands, cheap!

Q: What’s in the box when I buy one?

A: Three handy versions, all in one zipped file. It’s yours to download immediately upon purchase, and includes your chosen Workflow Template in PDF format, plus Microsoft PowerPoint (which you can edit), and Visio (which you can also edit).

Q: Your download-able templates look great. But I need something custom. Can you help?

A: Heck yes. Our analysts would be happy to provide you with a more detailed Workflow Template than what we offer for instant download. We can also develop an entirely new, customized Workflow Template to fit your business; we specialize in this stuff and would love to help you! Simply email us (info@opsdog.com) or call us at 866.650.2888 and one of our friendly professionals will be happy to answer all your questions.

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