Designing Profitable Manufacturing: Product Design & Development at Work

Taking place on January 27, 2009, this is the Design Exchange’s Manufacturing & Design Forum 2, presented in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Economic Development Department, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, and the Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.


Defined as the design of all goods and services that compose the process through which a good or service is created, Product Design & Development (PD&D) is now at the forefront of international competitiveness. Close to 60% of North American firms have global design strategies in place, and a recent study by Industry Canada shows that “Best in Class” firms invest more in PD&D across all industries. Are you taking advantage of this design process to your fullest advantage?


Learn about the latest research and insights in innovative manufacturing technologies that will put you at the head of the pack – as well as how to benchmark your current ranking in your sector. Take a day to network and learn more about what Best in Class firms are doing differently with their PD&D, and how you can integrate these best practices into your own operations.

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