Startups with limitted resources has high focus on technology (and hopefully the sales and marketing setup), and often less focus on implementation efficiency during the NPI Phase. Early samples / proof of concept models needs to be established in a tight schedule.
A few examples :
Establish documentation systems and specifications required to build products next door or overseas.
Facilitatet contact to Design Services, material sourcing , tooling suppliers etc. as applicable. All are known good suppliers delivering good quality at a very competitive cost and delivery schedule.
And most important .. help creating setup of a few simple un-bureaucratic systems, procedures and rules, so you don't have to start all over because of caos when the first few key milestones are succesfully passed..
E-Hviid NPI & Outsourcing Specialist
Development and production of electronic products and related technologies