SSA Techknowlogies successfully completes DFMA training

has recently conducted their second 2-days training program on “Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DFMA)” for one of the 8 divisions of a leading  Manufacturing and Technology company on 18th & 19th August 2011.

The lead trainer for DFMA was Mr. NC Narayanan, Founder & MD of SSA Group of Companies. NC’s contribution in the field of Business Leadership & Management is well known. NC’s Design career spanning 3 decades and donning pivotal roles of Chief Designer & General Manager-Technology in Auto-ancillary companies, makes him an ideal Guru for budding Designers. NC was assisted by the co-faculty Mr. Mrunal Shaldar who is a qualified Product Designer. The training program was attended by 25 participants comprising of Senior & Junior Product Designers with experience ranging from 1 to 15 years.

DFMA is a cost-reduction tool used in the New Product Development. It focuses on reducing the number of components in a product assembly. DFMA is carried out through 3 sequential analyses to design the part in the best possible way which is easy to assemble. DFMA further aides the designer with best practices for designing the part which is easy to manufacture.

Lucid manner of delivery, interactive session, chalk and talk method, organized course curriculum, regular recap session, test at the end of the program and classroom exercises coupled with knowledge sharing on other design parallels was very well acknowledged by the participants. Some of the comments by participants

  • Very effective and useful. We got knowledge about proper and perfect assembly. This training is very effective for designers. So all must get the opportunity to attend this.
  • Excellent. Thanks to improve my imagination power of assembly and manufacturing process.
  • Good. I will recommend to more and more engineers. Managed well within time
  • The training given today was very helpful considering product (new) design. As the literature is good. NS's (sir) experience and presenting skills along with his in depth knowledge has made the session very interesting.

The program was a huge success and it instilled great degree of confidence in the Designers and it also was a high potential cost saving for the company. As a result of these success stories, SSA is being roped-in for many other different training programs in the company.