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Our Approach
We connect functional products to users on an emotional level. While offering a range of services, Woodenshark specializes in providing complete, turnkey solutions working with startups, entrepreneurs, and brands.
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How it Works
Woodenshark guide you through the curvy route of project realization with milestone checkpoints along the way, so you will avoid common pitfalls and mean villains and eventually get a bounty in the end.
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Management
Hardware & Software
Design
Global Sourcing
Our Services
icon_lamp > IDEA plus
Even vague idea needs to be worked through from the very beginning. We adopt and nurture it so to become solid basis for future implementation.
Product & Resources Planning
Mapping out your product’s realization will save you time and resources for the following development phases. When it comes to implementation it’s crucial to evaluate resources you possess so to be sure you’re ready to bring your concept into being.
Intellectual property and patenting
We care about intellectual property so NDA can be signed if needed before our first meeting. We will also support you in creating your own, unique product and patenting any innovative solutions.
Due Diligence
In the heat of creativity don’t miss cold math: investment attractiveness and profitability of your future product are the factors to be taken into consideration from the very beginning.
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icon_lamp > PROOF OF CONCEPT plus
Any idea must be proved to be feasible. Here comes PoC — an initial embodiment of your mental project made up from off-the-shelf components which is supposed to justify concept.
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Product design
Modern design means that all aspects are taken into account: the technical issues as well as the appearance and ergonomics. Our team of designers, technicians and engineers ensures the optimal solution for both the form and the content of the device. We go all the way from sketches, 3D-modeling, and visualization to production-ready samples.
Engineering Expertise
Our specialists analyse prototypes and countertypes of the new design in accordance with customer specifications and the latest market trends.
Cost Review
Even with incomplete data we can provide you with a range of costs based on our experience.
icon_lamp > PROTOTYPING plus
The prototype is the first work-like look-like embodiment of your inventive thought and, although thus far crude, a visual example of design solutions. What you missed in your thought experiments can be easily identified on the prototype and become a basis for further refinement and development.
Consulting Factories with Designs & Blueprints
Our managers’ team collaborates with our partners all over the world (China, UK...) and can get a quick response on the provided data for test sample manufacturing.
Cost Estimation
With prototype you’ll get more precise evaluation of a full manufacturing cost that is essential for pricing and financial planning. Be aware of the fact that a cost for a prototype itself is always much higher than for a batch because of large number of manually performed operations related to the production and assembly of the product’s components.
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Sourcing/Schedule
Our designated specialists are in charge for selecting components, keeping information on them up-to-date, checking their availability and scheduling delivery dates. They also reveal critical and high-value components and perform additional research on them including replaceability, sourcing, support level, shelf life, lead time and so on.
Quality Control Planning
Working out an early strategy for quality control procedures is essential. At this phase the following steps for functional control and assembly testing are accomplished:
  • development of testing systems and quality control criteria during production stages;
  • design and manufacturing of JTAG/ICT testing benches;
  • development of automated or manual testing processes.
BOM Planning
During prototyping phase BOM usually is subject to continuous change as different concepts are being tested, same parts may be produced by different vendors or even at bench scale e.t.c. But when things settle down and it comes to refining the design then the amount of possible changes drastically reduces, it’s time to create more detailed manufacturing BOM that will provide data for:
  • Lead-time for the materials
  • Cost of Goods Sold(COGS)
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Quality of the Design for Assembly
  • Supply chain robustness
  • Cash flow requirements
icon_lamp > FACTORY SEARCH AND SELECTION plus
We balance business cases, trade-off features, and select appropriate manufacturing processes to create a strong market fit for your product.
Factory Selection
Choosing a reliable manufacturing partner is a decision can’t be made without sufficient experience and established manufacturers’ base. Being already involved in your project at development stage, our managers have a deep understanding of the product and can promptly perform factory search. So you’ll get access to production sites in Europe and South-East Asia.
Factory Audit
We accomplish factories audit regarding legal, quality, materials aspects. Our designated specialists provides deep insight on all the pros and cons of selected partners so to narrow the search and make a decision.
Quality Control System Approval
All that was done during the QC planning stage, should be clarified with the potential contract manufacturer. You must be sure that the selected manufacturer has a capability to establish a QC control system appropriate for your product.
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icon_lamp > PRODUCING SETUP plus
The outcomes can range from a first works-like looks-like prototype to share with investors, to a pilot production run to be used in market testing.
Sourcing Assistance and/or Setup
WS may help in supply chain optimization and in reducing risks along the way. Our team can assist you in sourcing, assessing and verifying your supply chain so you can make credible, fact-based sourcing decisions.
Production Control
WS seasoned managers and engineers can be your eyes and ears on manufacturing site to ensure all production stages are held properly. If any quality problems are found at this stage, managers can force the supplier to work on a corrective action plan. It is a way to document an issue to make sure it is repaired appropriately and also avoided for repeat orders.
Quality Control System Enforcement
As the product and brand owner, you more than anyone are interested in maintaining a constant level of quality established and approved at the production setup stage. However, there is a common tendency for a contractors to make small changes, guided by their own benefits, which ultimately leads to a gradual degradation of the quality of the final product. That’s why routine QC enforcement is a must-to-do thing.
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icon_lamp > ONGOING PRODUCTION plus
With our prototype-driven approach, our goal is make product as real as possible, as fast as possible.
Ongoing Production Control & Tuning
When production has started you still need someone on the ground to perform oversight, improvements and urgent remedies if something goes wrong.
After attaining a steady processes it’s time for production optimization and implementation of quality improvements.
Shipment Planning
Proper shipment planning takes into consideration various factors: procuring the goods, storage facilities, and delivery of products to the exact location.
Apart from these, the other parameters are – time, transportation, and the costs. Our supply chain specialists consider all key factors for the whole operation. Besides, they can quickly come up with an emergency plan in the case of unforeseen circumstances so the risk of logistics failure is minimized.
Quality Control Enforcement & Audit
As the product and brand owner, you more than anyone are interested in maintaining a constant level of quality established and approved at the production setup stage. However, there is a common tendency for contractors to make small changes, guided by their own benefits, which ultimately leads to a gradual degradation of the quality of the final product. That’s why routine QC enforcement & audit is a must-to-do thing.
Product Global Logistics
When you are dealing with modern device development it's obvious that your target market is not limited by local consumers. So global logistics comes on the stage and if being well arranged - it ensures timely and efficient distribution of goods from producers to consumers managing the flow of goods through the supply chain.
icon_lamp > AFTER PRODUCTION plus
No time to relax, it's just the beginning...
Customer support
No device, app or service is flawless and everlasting in the long run, no matter how developers or stakeholders would like it to be. Devices may break down, apps may freeze and services may crash. But the main thing here - users shouldn't be left alone in this battle, and the Woodenshark support squad will back them anytime.
Besides, customers may need help regarding the use of the product, its features, updates and so on. Who would read manuals when it’s much easier to contact a support?!
Project Engineering Revision
Constant search for the best solution as well as users feedback analysis provide our development team with the necessary information about the product shortcomings. We collect and prioritize such information that may eventually entail the release of a new build of the product.
icon_lamp > PROMOTION plus
Let people know about you / Obtain and hold consumers sympathies
Branding
Our graphic designers can create eye-catching logos and brand books reflecting the visual identity and your product image that will resonate with target audiences. This will help consumers quickly recognise it among competitors’ ones.
Visual Design
As they say - first impressions are the most lasting.
We create a holistic aesthetic of the product by the subtle balance of imagery, color, shapes, typography, and form. Such approach enhances usability and improves the user experience.
Marketing
Our marketers can provide support both of a full product lifecycle and separate phases e.g. boosting product market introduction, increasing its growth rate, extending the maturity stage and easing the pace of the decline.
PR
Doesn't matter whether you are a startup worth everyone to know about or an accomplished enterprise whose reputation needs a bit of fine-tuning, we can provide you with public relations expertise, including: strategic communications, product launch, crowdfunding campaigns and social media coverage.
Advertisement Production
Our art team can design and produce for you printing advertising assets (handouts, flyers, catalogs) or create an authentic live action or animated video clip, or even a thematic video game. All that can be used on an exhibition or related public event to draw customers attention.
Media Kit
Think of a media kit as both a thoroughly designed and composed presentation of your product or company and at the same time - a bail for media and leads on the related exhibitions and events. It's a crucial item in your PR inventory that can be extracted when it's needed most.
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We embrace the word ‘invention’ and obsessively prototype inside and outside of our client work. Continually prototyping allows us to author the future and develop useful technical knowledge which can work its way into client projects.
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