DFM Consulting Helps Get It Made
Simply put, design for manufacturing is the engineering practice of designing a product specifically for the factory process. DFM consulting from MBC reduces manufacturing costs by catching problems in the design phase long before mass production. Our network of experts, from technology to materials, who collectively have 1000s of years of experience with the highest quality Japanese manufacturing, can save time and and extra costs because of their deep knowledge of the supply chain ecosystem in Japan.
MBC Supply Network
MBC has created a prototype ecosystem in Japan that is available to startups around the world. The MBC Supply Network is a supply chain specialized for startup support, from idea, to prototype, to design for manufacturing, to mass production. This includes a procurement network for parts and materials for “small volume production” that leverages our network of suppliers and manufacturers, and minimizes risk through expert consultation every step of the way.
Case Study: Smart Shopping
Smart Shopping is a global startup developing an automatic IoT purchase system, with a platform that provides customers with an on-demand, no-hassle grocery shopping experience, combining essential household items with customized shipping.
• Ultimate shopping experience: fast & convenient – no need to start the app.
• It’s automatic once you set it up – just wait for your next purchase to be delivered again, door-to-door. The device will buy your basic groceries before you realize it ran out!
• Affordable: monthly fee with initial customization available.
• Eco-friendly: no need to take your car!
“Startups have no idea about costs & process, as we had no previous manufacturing experience in order to make decisions smoothly.
MBC has helped our team to achieve many goals in a short time, from checking how to get affordable costs until considering mass manufacturing & viability.”
Current Stage: Fundraising (Seed)
Small lot production in Kyoto by MBC: 10 prototype units.
First Factory Run in China by MBC: 10,000 mass manufactured products.
Who supported Smart Shopping to Make It In Japan