In today's venture-fueled world tech startups are under immense pressure to show market traction. Prototype designs are often pushed into production prematurely and the critical steps of design for manufacturing, supply chain optimization, etc. are skipped. These same companies then struggle to achieve scale under the weight of these sub-optimal designs.
A key to success is embedding a manufacturing centric culture into the DNA of engineering teams, even at the earliest stages. Startup founders who embrace manufacturing can gain significant competitive advantages and grow faster and more profitably.