View the "Design to Schedule,
Risk and Affordability" video
Schedule, risk and affordability – the three pain points every program manager must contend with. At SSI, we what to know which of these pain points is most important to you. Once that’s identified, we collaborate with your in-house engineers to design our subsystems with that objective in mind.
SSI's Design to Schedule approach guarantees that your deadline to market
is met; Design to Risk ensures the presence of pre-determined technical
capabilities in your solution; and Design to Affordability redefines how project costs are analyzed.
Opportunities for Increased Affordability
As an example, the Design to Affordability approach addresses these fundamental design questions during the innovation
- Can system designs be simplified while maintaining
- Can components be standardized across the platform?
- Can less expensive alternatives be substituted for
expensive parts without compromising quality?
- Can Mercury IP be leveraged, thereby removing hardware components?
- Can Mercury's on the horizon R&D investments be utilized?
Addressing questions like
these offers the greatest opportunity for cost reduction. Although increasing affordability requires upfront time and investment, it may result in designing
the most costly components out of the solution. The subsequent savings
then cascade throughout the platform, from materials to labor costs.
SSI embraces a spiral development
process for subsystem design and integration that quickly and securely moves
customers through four distinct phases.