Improve product quality

Improve product quality—one design element at a time.

Nelson Miller Group’s unwavering commitment to quality starts with exceptional engineering and design.
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Nothing can ruin a company’s reputation faster than poor product quality. Understandably, some manufacturers hesitate to outsource their product design for fear that the end product’s quality will suffer—and that they’ll be responsible when it does. NMG teams work with your engineers to improve product quality and achieve quality assurance starting as early as the design stage. We adopt a focused, methodical process that guides everything we do and ensures success for our customers and their products. At NMG, quality isn't just a buzzword; it is the cornerstone of everything we do.

Explore the many ways outsourcing product design with NMG can improve product quality.

Quality certified for your peace of mind

and AS 9100D; our domestic sites and the ones of our overseas partners are ISO 9001 certified. By undergoing this rigorous, third-party validation process, we demonstrate our commitment to quality assurance and that we have appropriate controls in place to ensure efficiency, ethics, continuity, and continuous improvement. Click here to read more about our quality certifications and other industry recognitions.

As part of our QMS, we have robust testing and validation processes in place. This includes various stages of prototyping, simulation, and testing to identify and rectify potential issues before your product reaches the market, resulting in higher quality. Click here to learn more about our simulation and testing programs.

Understanding industry-specific design standards and regulatory requirements

NMG's expertise extends beyond proficient design; we understand the critical importance of aligning your product with industry standards and best practices. Tailoring your design to meet specific market requirements and preferences is not just a service we provide—it's a strategic imperative. The impact is significant: When your product resonates with its target market, the perceived quality of the entire product line is elevated.

More importantly, NMG makes sure that the product development process adheres to regulatory requirements and meets rigorous quality standards. We meticulously review your design to ensure it adheres to use-case requirements, industry specifications, and intended distribution markets. Our comprehensive approach is executed in accordance with major industry standards such as CSA, FM, CE, and UL. Our commitment to compliance extends globally, as we leverage our extensive experience working with regulatory agencies worldwide.

Navigating the regulatory landscape can be complex, but with NMG as your partner, you can be confident that your product meets, or even exceeds, the necessary standards. Whether it's safety certifications, environmental regulations, or regional compliance, our team is well-versed in the intricacies of diverse regulatory requirements’ frameworks. Our dedication to excellence ensures that your product reaches the market efficiently and does so with the highest standards of quality and compliance, building trust among consumers and stakeholders alike.

Leveraging advanced engineering design tools

Our commitment to improve product quality is embodied in our continuous pursuit of advanced engineering design tools. Whether through internal investments in state-of-the-art technology or by leveraging the advanced capabilities of our partner facilities globally, we strive to be at the forefront of innovation in engineering design.

One key aspect of our technological prowess lies in the adoption of advanced engineering design tools such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and simulation software. CAD allows our designers to create intricate 3D models with unparalleled precision. This not only expedites the design phase but also facilitates a virtual environment for thorough testing and validation. By digitally prototyping our designs, we can identify and rectify potential issues before they manifest in physical prototypes, leading to a more efficient and error-free development process.

Real-time collaboration and visualization are integral components of our design strategy. These capabilities enable seamless communication and troubleshooting during the design phase, promoting a dynamic and iterative workflow. Collaborative platforms ensure that our dispersed teams, both internally and with external partners, can work in concert, accelerating decision-making and reducing the likelihood of errors.

The utilization of the latest advanced engineering design tools isn’t just about staying ahead of the curve; it's about streamlining workflows and optimizing the entire product development process. By harnessing the full potential of these tools, NMG achieves several critical objectives. Workflow efficiency is enhanced, leading to faster project timelines and reduced time-to-market. The likelihood of errors is minimized, as digital tools offer precision and accuracy in design and testing. The result is a streamlined, error-resistant process that culminates in the delivery of products that not only meet but often exceed stringent quality and performance standards.

In essence, our approach to embracing advanced engineering design tools is rooted in a commitment to delivering superior quality and performance to the market. By staying at the forefront of technological innovation, NMG ensures that our design processes are not just state-of-the-art but also aligned with the evolving needs and expectations of the industries we serve. Through our dedication to improve product quality in the design phase, we empower our clients with products that not only meet but surpass the benchmarks of excellence in their respective markets.

A culture of collaboration and continuous improvement

At NMG, quality is a collaborative process involving multiple (engineering, operations, packaging, assembly, logistics, and QA). We recognize that it’s critical to obtain a variety of perspectives to ensure real quality management. This cross-functional collaboration ensures that all aspects of the product are considered, leading to a more integrated and high-quality design, and therefore a better end product.

At the core of our successful partnerships with esteemed companies like Motorola, ThinKom and Baxter lies an unwavering commitment to communication and collaboration. NMG's methodical approach to engineering design places a premium on regular feedback loops, creating a dynamic and iterative dialogue with our clients. This ensures that any concerns or opportunities to improve product quality are identified and addressed promptly, fostering an environment of continuous improvement. The result is a final product that is not only refined but also of the highest quality.

Central to our collaborative philosophy is the prioritization of clear documentation and communication. We recognize the critical importance of maintaining a shared understanding of project requirements and specifications among all stakeholders. This deliberate effort significantly reduces the likelihood of errors and discrepancies, contributing to the overall quality of the design.

Another critical aspect of our learning-centric culture is the focus on continuous improvement. We learn from each project and apply lessons learned in our subsequent work. By integrating these lessons into our practices, we not only meet the unique needs of each project but also elevate the standard of quality with every subsequent endeavor. Our commitment to communication, collaboration, and continuous improvement is not just a practice; it's a cornerstone of our philosophy that ensures the success of each project we undertake.

Of course, our focus to improve product quality doesn’t stop with design. Learn more about our holistic approach to quality assurance in the manufacturing phase of your product.

Why NMG?

A partnership with NMG engineers at the design stage is the sure way to use advanced engineering design tools, meet standards and regulatory requirements, promote collaboration and continuous improvement, toward the common and cornerstone goal to improve product quality.

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