Leverage Custom Automation Insights from Your First Conversation with Owens Design
Learn how Owens Design provides design and build experience, knowledge, and insights for you to leverage from day one.
To choose the right design and build or factory automation partner for your project, it’s important to consider not only their quality of work but also how they work.
Your first conversation with a potential design and build partner should be efficient, informative and leave your team with a sense of confidence and clarity in next steps. At Owen’s Design, the first engagement with a prospective client is critical in determining where and how we can assist.
As a high-tech, high-end design and manufacturing partner, it’s our responsibility to provide services beyond design and build; our team of experienced engineers must understand your needs – and, more importantly, what’s driving those needs – before our work begins.
Understanding Your Business Goals & Market Trends
During the first Owens Design engagement with you, the priority is getting to know the business on a deep level. What’s driving your needs: limited bandwidth? Expertise? Difficult to outsource manufacturing?
It’s also important to understand your project’s current stage in terms of design and implementation goals. Are there potential gaps in design? Is there anything that can be optimized or improved upon? What’s driving the market need for your project?
Most Owens Design clients come to us for a solution. They have a product/process in progress, a concept, a design, but need their product/process to do more, faster, more efficiently, reliably and to be manufacturing-ready. The first call covers your business needs, technology roadmaps, and goals for the next six months, two years, five years, and beyond.
(Design) Discovery from the First Call
The discovery process dives into your needs, but it also provides your team with ideas, insights and takeaways from your very first call with us.
Design and build services should begin with intent. Our team of experienced engineers offers clients a wide pool of “background” intellectual property – knowledge amassed from decades of experience in engineering and technology domain knowledge from deep experience with focused industries and business knowledge from working with startups to fortune 500 companies.
While strict confidentiality agreements protect your intellectual property, Owens Design expertise can provide valuable insights and support to projects across industries.
During a first engagement, both sales and engineering team members will be involved to assess your project and provide ideas for improvement, including a combination of manual and automated processes, cutting-edge technology, and ideas for how to effectively use and scale lasers or other technologies in production, and more.
For complex build-to-print projects, we bring special expertise in difficult-to-outsource (DtO) solutions. This type of engagement begins with a focus on “design intent” to ensure that design and specifications are aligned. To be effective in providing a DtO solution, we need a thorough understanding of the design provided. Key questions include:
- Are there gaps in the design?
- What is the product expected to do?
- Can the design be optimized or improved upon?
Whether you need highly specialized automation equipment for a factory expansion or are introducing a complex capital equipment product to manufacturing, our process is designed to ensure the success of your difficult-to-outsource projects from the start.
Holistic Design & Build Services from a Trusted Advisor
Everyone at Owens Design takes pride in serving as a trusted advisor and coach to you, offering not just design ideas and manufacturing solutions but insights that can optimize your project’s design from the ground up. We seek to find the best solution to support your needs even when this means referring your project to someone else.
Owens Design works closely with startups and specialists across industries, bringing a unique layer of knowledge and expertise to the table to assist your projects in:
Speak with a design/build and factory automation expert today to learn how we can assist with your project.