Cera Consulting has conducted a number of Product Development projects. Here are some examples:
Product Development Unit – Relocation
Bring Product Development of candles back from China to the U.K., starting with work on a new candle range for a large greetings card company.
Locate and rent a suitable unit to re-purpose, recruit experienced technical personnel to carry out PD duties, specify the lab equipment and create and work to PD procedures that ensured quality was built into the product at the development phase.
A fully operational Product Development Unit delivered, from start to finish, in 6 WEEKS with day-to-day activities managed by Cera Consulting.
Product Development Lab / Burn Room – Redesign
To determine recommendations, alongside the proposed plan to build a new Product Development Lab in their candle manufacturing facility in Liverpool, U.K.
Undertook a site visit, meeting with Senior Management to discuss the vision they had, from there I devised a 15-page working document that catalogued:
• Philosophy – going beyond the obvious reasons of (dedicated) space and new equipment to ensure tasks were made easier, by highlighting 21 reasons to consider during the redesign
• Design – describing build parameters to contemplate across the Lab and Burn Room
• Estimated Equipment Cost – broken out into:
o Detailed Lab Supplies
o Structural Costs
o Analytical equipment to support new Test Procedures
A fully functional lab and testing area is now up and running.