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Pinnacle Technology Group


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  • 1. A Specialty Electronics Design & Manufacturing Partner Explore a Pathway for Optimizing Your Specialty Product Design & Manufacturing To Increase Speed to Market, Customer Usage and Profitability
  • 2. Pinnacle’s Clients From Medical Devices to Life Support Equipment to Industrial Products
  • 3. Pinnacle… The Company Quick Facts # of Employees 50+ Location Toledo, OH Established In 1984 Ownership Structure Privately Held Our Project Management Expertise Cross Functional Educational Degrees Product Development Electrical Engineering Design Mechanical Engineering Design Graphical User Interface Software Design Our Manufacturing Expertise Design for Manufacturing APICS Certified Materials Management ISO 9001-2000 Certified Six Sigma Black Belts Technicians for Troubleshooting In-house Automated Assembly Our Industry Expertise Medical Devices Laboratory Devices Life Support Equipment Automotive Diagnostic Equipment Aviation Diagnostic Equipment Pinnacle offers design and engineering, as well as fabrication and assembly services for electronic components and finished products. We specialize in product redesign, product improvement and product extensions for low to mid volume, high value OEM products.
  • 4. The Pinnacle Advantage Finished Product Logistics Finished Product Assembly Electronics Enclosure Printed Circuit Assembly Synchronizing Customer Usage with Product Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Testing, and Customer Application Training The Product Product Application Training Manufacturing Design & Engineering The Process Increasing Specialty Product Usage & Profitability Training Devices Testing Devices The Market
  • 5. The Next Steps to Project Partnering Confirm Our Understanding of Your Requirements Prepare & Discuss Solution Scenarios Schedule 15-30 Minutes to Confirm (phone) Schedule 30-60 Minutes to Discuss (phone or in person) Prepare & Discuss Proposal Schedule 30-45 Minutes to Discuss (in person) Understand Your Detailed Project Requirements Schedule 1 Hour Meeting (phone or in person)
  • 6. Appendix 1 A Pathway for Understanding Your PROCESS
  • 7. What is your approach to Product Design and Engineering ? What challenges are you facing? Where are you in the development process? Stage-Gate ™ Product Innovation Process (new & redesign)
    • Electro Mechanical Design Steps
    • Circuit Specifications
    • The Circuit Design
    • Printed Circuit Board Layout
    • Prototypes
    • Firmware
    • Pilot Run
    • Overall Product Design Steps
    • Discovery
    • Scoping
    • Business Case
    • Development
    • Testing & Validation
    • Launch
    What Documentation Exists?
  • 8. What is your approach to Manufacturing ? What challenges are you facing? What are your quality requirements?
    • What internal quality requirements?
    • Inline inspection
    • Functional testing
    • Environmental testing
    • MDA testing
    • Other
    • What external certifications do you require?
    • ISO
    • GMP (FDA)
    • IPC (class 1, 2, 3)
    • Other
    What Documentation Exists?
  • 9. Appendix 2 A Pathway for Understanding Your PRODUCT & PROJECT Requirements
  • 10. Pinnacle Project Management Experience Where are you experiencing challenges? What projects are you working on? Product Improvement Projects Product Discovery Projects New Product Development Projects Product Extensions Projects
  • 11. Understanding Your Product Life Cycle New Products Redesign Products Product Life Cycle
  • 12. Understanding Your Product Usage Challenges
    • New Usage
    • First Trial
    • Re-trial
    • Renewal Usage
    • Increasing
    • Stable
    • Decreasing
    Product Market Share (units/dollars) Increasing Usage Stable Usage Declining Usage
    • Lost Usage
    • Switched
    • Stopped
    Product Development (no usage)
    • No Usage
    • Beta Test
    • Pilot
    What’s driving customers to purchase? What market share are you pursuing?
  • 13. Understanding Your Volume Requirements What challenges are you facing? What production levels are required? Revision Frequency Life Cycle Stage Production Run Units (Units per Order) Daily Monthly Quarterly Bi-Annual Annual One-Time Production Run Frequency (Order Frequency) 100 500 10,000 50,000 100,000
  • 14. Understanding Your Finished Product Logistics Requirements What challenges are you facing?
    • Packaging Requirements
    • Finished Product Inventory Levels
    • Custom Box or Material
    • Number per carton
    • Labels
    • Other
    • Shipping Requirements
    • Order Lead Time
    • Carrier Type
    • EAU’s
    • Delivery Time
    • Other
    What Documentation Exists?
  • 15. Understanding Your Finished Product Requirements What challenges are you facing? What are your Electro-Mechanical Requirements?
    • Common Mechanical Requirements
    • Do specifications exist?
    • Are drawings available?
    • What environmental concerns do you have? (shock, temperature, water)
    • What ergonomic issues do you have? (size, weight, shape)
    • What esthetic requirements do you have? (indicators, colors, other)
    • Common Electrical Requirements
    • What is the functionality of the assembly? (inputs, outputs, controls, indicators, interfaces)
    • What are the benefits of the product?
    • What are the constraints of the assembly? (size, cost, speed, other)
    • What is the primary goal of the assembly?
    What Documentation Exists?
  • 16. Understanding Your Printed Circuit Assembly Requirements What challenges are you facing?
    • What Are Your Parts Requirements? (Bill of Materials)
    • What parts inventory levels are expected?
    • Mechanical or non-standard parts specifications
    • Reference Designator
    • Board Type (SMT/Through Hole)
    • Assembly Side (top or bottom)
    • Package Type
    • Description
    • Manufacturer’s Name
    • Manufacturer’s Part Number
    • Customer Part Number
    • Vendor Name
    • Approved Alternate
    • What is the target price for each part?
    • What Are Your Assembly Requirements (Build Work Instructions)
    • What type of conformal coating is required? (acrylic, silicon, none)
    • What special markings or labels are required? (serial number, date code, assembly ID, other)
    • What type of solder is required? (leaded, lead-free
    • What type of flux is required? (water wash, no-clean, other)
    • Do you have a sample assembly?
    • Do you have CAD Pick & Place data?
    What Documentation Exists?
  • 17. Appendix 3 Pinnacle Technology Group, Inc Operational Capabilities
  • 18. Pinnacle Operational Capabilities Juki Surface Mount Equipment Surface Mount Assembly ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9001-2000 Certified Optical Inspection Functional and MDA Testing Quality Assurance Automated Equipment Through-Hole Assembly Selective Solder Optical Inspection 100% of Products Quality Inspected
  • 19. For More Information On Optimizing Your Specialty Product Design & Manufacturing Please Contact: Nick Fasciana 734.568.6600 x113 [email_address]