Our Process

processOur process for designing and implementing a solution to your manufacturing challenges is comprehensive, tried and true.  Here is a summary of our process:

  • Visit with customer
  • Define challenge
  • Understand the Customer’s concerns and goals
  • Define scope (Where to start and how far do we go?)
  • Define the budget (Try to understand the customer’s ROI)
  • Understand the timeframe requirements to determine the schedule
  • Develop Solution Concept(s)
  • Utilize Bay Industrial’s experience to “Brain Storm” ideas
  • Determine the best options
  • Compare options to the budget and schedule
  • Draft a written description of the practical concept(s)
  • Review the concept(s) with the customer
  • Provide order-of-magnitude pricing on preferred option
  • Determine if the concept(s) and pricing are acceptable
  • Come to an agreement on the best solution to develop
  • Finalize the proposal including “Scope of Work and Sequence of Operation”
  • Provide high level concept drawings if required
  • Negotiate changes and receive Purchase Order
  • Engineer design details and material list required
  • Validate (vet) design and commercial items with customer
  • Make final design and scope of work changes prior to starting fabrication
  • Receive Customer Acceptance and “Buy-in” of final changes
  • Build any required Prototypes and/or First Article units
  • Customer to approve Prototypes/First Article prior to full build
  • Kick-off Manufacturing
  • Buy raw materials
  • Order commercial items(long lead)
  • Building sub-assemblies (machining, welding, fabrication)
  • Review larger or more complex projects with customer
  • Modify sub-assemblies if necessary
  • Final Assembly
  • Wiring, Controls, Programming
  • Test & debug
  • Finalize cosmetics
  • Customer run-off (they will inspect functionality, safety, controls, etc.)
  • Delivery
  • Installation
  • Commissioning (training)