Littleford Day Inc., a manufacturer of industrial mixers, dryers and reactors, has collaborated with CADENAS PARTsolutions to launch an interactive design tool. With this online platform, customers can build a machine with the desired specifications in real-time.
This tool, the company says, can help expedite the design process to days, instead of taking weeks. Customers can submit multiple iterations of a design throughout in a day and quickly receive price quotes.
The design tool is powered by both eCATALOGsolutions and PARTsolutions Standard Parts Management softwares.
“We looked at our design process and really analyzed what steps took the most time,” adds Mark Ortiz VP of Engineering at Littleford Inc. “Previously, we would have initial discussions with a customer and design the machine per their request. We would then send them drawings of the machine, which is when new questions or ideas would come up. This resulted in many design iterations which is time consuming for our engineering department and the customer as well. Now, customers can create the machine in real time, watching it develop visually.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.