We have written all these topics to help you further understand the Invention Process and what you can do to reduce mistake and keep costs low.

August 2, 2012

Improving Product Quality

The maintaining or improvement of your product quality is up to you and the directions you give to your suppliers. Allowing your suppliers to supply without checking the product quality is a very costly mistake. You need to direct the manufacturers to a point that no rejects can get through the system. The reason why it is up to you is because this is a added step to the process and the manufacturers don’t want to add extra cost for themselves. The are two approaches to take when selecting a supplier. One is the low cost and the other as you probably guessed is the quality […]
June 8, 2012


Be sure to understand any additional features you need to add to your packaging to ensure you can actually supply to stores. A barcode is an essential element although not a legal requirement. You can typically get a barcode from one of thousands of suppliers on the internet or ask your manufacturer for information regarding this. A barcode is added to a product to enable the stores to scan them to automatically retrieve the price of the item. Without a barcode you can imagine this would be very difficult. So what exactly is a barcode? The technical definition for a barcode is a […]
May 27, 2012

Samples off the tool

During the latter stages of the tool manufacture the manufacturer will start placing the tool in the machine and generating the first off’s. This refers to the first items off the tool. They will use these first off’s for testing and measurements and then send them for your approval. You have the right to check the parts and make sure you are completely happy before they start to make your first order. You will most probably be asked to sign something to confirm that you are happy with the first off’s. If you are not happy then they need to […]
May 27, 2012

Working on the design too long

Don’t fall into the trap on working on the design for too long, the odds are that your designer and manufacturer would like to finish your project as quick as possible to collect their money so the option of dragging your feet will affect you and other people. Your designer will inform you that you have a limited period in which you can modify your design so be sure you know the exact direction you want to follow with the design. But i need more time People tend to make more time thinking during the concept / idea phase of the product. […]