• Implementation of process and tooling in production lines
At this phase the product and process development, production planning, logistics, supplier management, quality, manufacturing and technical documentation work together to create and implement the tools and systems for manufacturing.
When facilities and production lines are built, several pre-production batches are usually manufactured. The pre-production is managed by the project team.
The Quality gate review concluding this phase is a major step in the project since the production launch (SOP, Start Of Production) under the lead of production department will be decided.
A final review, the "End Of Project" (EOP) is the last Quality Gate reviewing all targets and results. This takes place some weeks/months after the serial production start. The project team operation is discontinued at this point.