Cost. This one factor, more than any other, causes companies to sabotage their own success. One of the most common examples occurs during the process of design and prototyping. What seems like a sensible cost-cutting decision can actually cost a company more in the long run.
It happens like this: A company decides that overseas production is a good-enough, low-cost decision for prototypes. Unfortunately they often overlook the pitfalls of offshore sourcing.
After serving in the clean-up role for companies whose prototypes have gone astray, the engineers at Butler Technologies have assembled a quick “awareness checklist” for companies before they engage in the prototype phase.