The manufacturing marketplace is highly competitive, and quick turns are important for securing and maintaining good client relationships. Additionally, the product lifecycle is shorter than ever, so fast response time is critical to staying competitive and relevant with consumers.
Rapid prototyping is crucial for Ross + Doell’s clients, and because of that, a fast, flexible design process is crucial to the success of Ross + Doell.
Good Design Demands Power
Like many small businesses, Ross + Doell is often under tight deadlines to deliver workable prototypes and new products. Rendering large CAD files to facilitate mass market manufacturing places heavy demands on the company’s PCs, and older equipment guarantees a slow, tedious process.
Doell found that his four-year-old PC was slowing down, and he had a hard time multitasking. A single rendering of a CAD file would take days, and during that time, the computer couldn’t be used for anything else.
To stay competitive, the manufacturing company had to make some changes.
Underpowered for Design
Doell needed PC power to speed up the pace of his business. With his processes in mind, he did extensive research and ultimately decided to upgrade to a Dell mobile workstation, powered by the Intel Xeon processor E3-1535M v5.
The mobile PC upgrade allowed Doell to deliver product options, such as a range of colors and textures, to clients in hours rather than weeks which helps customers visualize and select the final designs faster. It also delivered new flexibility for Doell to use high-power programs outside the office. Now he has the ability to multitask while files are rendering; Doell can work on payroll, follow up with clients over email, and get a lot more done at once.
Boosting Efficiency for Business
Ross + Doell invested in business efficiency by upgrading to a more powerful PC. The initial investment quickly led to returns by allowing the small business to take on more clients. It can be challenging for a small business to quantify the ROI of new equipment, but by understanding your business model, isolating pain points, and setting specific performance goals, it’s possible.
Some ideas for small business when considering an investment in a PC upgrade:
- Identify what slows your business down. If you could speed up one process, which would it be? What steps can you take to make that process more efficient?
- Try to calculate a return on investment. If your most time-consuming process could be completed 50 percent faster, how long would it take for that savings to pay off a PC upgrade?
- Can any of your processes be done simultaneously? Look for efficiencies by combining tasks and processes. If you’re looking for a new PC, make sure it can handle your multitasking.
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