In today's complex business environment, the extent to which firms invest in product design and development (PD&D) is a key determinant of their competitiveness. Industry Canada has partnered with the Design Exchange (DX) and the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) to produce Canada's first State of Design report.
This report provides insights on:
Current pressures driving firms to invest in PD&D;
PD&D investment by industrial sectors in 2008;
Growth forecast of PD&D outsourcing up to 2012;
PD&D service industry profile;
Skills and employment;
Adoption of advanced PD&D technologies and processes; and
Business benefits of adopting advanced PD&D technologies and processes.
This report provides strategic information on using design for environment practices to help Canadian product design and development service providers and their supply chain partners introduce new and innovative product concepts, and compete both domestically and internationally.