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HW Lead Time Challenges
Hardware development introduces a special challenge in the form of lead time associated with obtaining a supply of raw materials. As the team rapidly iterates toward developed products, they need a shorter supply chain with vetted and available rapid sourcing suppliers.
Adjusting the supply chain to accommodate quick turn suppliers and rapid prototyping takes time.
An initial workaround for shortening the on-boarding time of prototype suppliers in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is to have the development team use purchase cards with an associated spend limit. This allows the teams to purchase low cost prototype materials from the supplier of their choice without the red tape associated with getting interim suppliers in the ERP system.
A more lasting solution is the development of the sourcing skill set on development teams, or the inclusion of sourcing at a scaled level. This will allow the teams to either source materials themselves or access more timely sourcing at a scaled level, agile frameworks and infrastructure put in place to support multiple teams.