Risks and challenges
MANUFACTURING: One of our bigger challenges has been developing the frame, which will allow us to ship OpTex in a manageable size, while allowing you to easily finish assembly, upon receipt of the Screens. We have achieved that, and will be able to ship OpTex affordably throughout the US.
Creating the materials and the framing to manufacture a product like OpTex is expensive and requires expert knowledge to get it right. There is typically a 6-8 week lead-time to create the frames & fabrics, and this is where delays could occur. To minimize that possibility, we're working with metal partners and the textile mills with a track record for prompt quality.
PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: As OpTex Screens gets geared up for production, there will likely be some minor adjustments to improve the final product. Pre-production prototypes are made to test and refine the product and allow us to incorporate our adjustments and those suggested by experienced manufacturing partners. These will always be for the benefit of you, the consumer, and we will let you know exactly how and why any are made.
FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things go awry that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, a machine breaks down, or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. To minimize the possibility of manufacturing setbacks we will enter the manufacturing stage with at least one back-up supplier for each component pre-located and my product commercialization experts will help ensure smooth sailing from our suppliers and factories.
We will be working with suppliers who have years of experience delivering excellent products in tremendous quantities. There will no doubt be some surprises along the road, but any obstacle will be addressed by combining our internal knowledge with external expertise, and an overall goal of making the best possible product for you.
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