Manufacturing a Product: The Basics of Design, Outsourcing, and Quality Control

Liz Long, Consultant to Product Makers

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6 Videos (29m)
    • Welcome to Class!

      6:01
    • Introduction to Design

      3:59
    • Introduction to Sourcing

      5:19
    • Introduction to Production

      5:19
    • Introduction to Quality Control

      4:11
    • Introduction to Freight

      4:28

About This Class

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What will you learn in this class?

You’ll finish knowing how to design, source, and manufacture your product anywhere in the world in a step-by-step process. You’ll learn basic manufacturing “speak,” prepare for “sticky spots” like vetting factories and ensuring quality control, and hear from a range of guest experts in this field. You’ll walk away with your very own Production Plan that you can use to take your idea from concept to finished product.

For anyone with confidential or sensitive product ideas, please note that this class will not require you to divulge more information than you’re comfortable with. What you share is up to you!

VIDEO LESSONS ARE ONLY SHORT INTRODUCTIONS TO EACH TOPIC. PLEASE SEE THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION FOR FULL CLASS MATERIALS. 

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This class was very comprehensive and really brought me through the entire process of making a product.
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This class was at once very straightforward and rich with very valuable information - great information that only a seasoned manufacturer would know! Liz is a highly articulate, generous and thoughtful instructor. Thank you, Liz!

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Liz Long

Consultant to Product Makers

A leader in the "maker's movement," Liz Long has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs to bring their product ideas to life. Through classes, live events, and one-on-one support, Liz demystifies topics like design, sourcing, and quality control, and provides a step-by-step formula for turning concepts into successfully manufactured goods.

Liz is the creator of Learn to Make a Product, the in-house "Sourcing Expert" at Maker's Row, and has a decade of experience running her own product-based business, Bag the Habit.