Design for Manufacturability Definition
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is the practice of designing products in a way that makes the manufacturing process more efficient. The end goal is to produce high-quality products at a lower cost. A well-executed DFM process begins early on in the design phase and continues throughout the entire product lifecycle. It should involve a cross-functional team from engineering, quality, purchasing, and manufacturing as well as external supply chain partners. Getting input from all key stakeholders helps mitigate production issues, improve quality, and reduce the cost of goods sold (COGS).