I have designed products for large (Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin) and smaller companies, always involved in their business improvement initiatives. Most of the quickest savings can be made through the automation of repetitive back-office processes, an approach that is easily accepted by the team as they immediately see the personal benefit. Corporate software packages require expensive licenses and are time consuming to implement. I have used Microsoft Office® and PHP instead. The tools available on this site have been categorised on the right by software type.
I have experience of the following market sectors to better understand your problem: Defence, Marine, Nuclear, Aerospace and Manufacturing.
I offer a harness design service using HarnWare software, which is TE Connectivity PC computer aided wiring harness design system for the defence, rail, aerospace, naval and motor sport industries, and is used interactively by harness design engineers. Design data is saved with each shape in the harness drawing. Wire cutting lengths and cable cross-section drawing are provided, the cable sub-assembly structure is optimised to save the maximum amount of labour in assembling the harness. 1000+ designers, at 300+ companies, in 40+ countries use HarnWare software to manufacturer cables with suppliers like Rockford and Kaliber.
Mark Harris MEng MSc CEng MIET