manufacturing project managementA key component of our project management services is our committment to ensuring our clients’ projects meet all established targets. These targets include finishing on time and spending within the budget.

1. Preliminary Planning

Some manufacturing project management professionals might argue that the planning stage is the most important of bringing an idea to fruition. At this stage, we consult with you or your clients to better understand what the deliverables, parameters and restrictions are. This information provides us with the context we need to make good decisions that keep your project on track.

2. Design and Detail Engineering

Projects in manufacturing, engineering and construction have several moving parts that must align together to reduce delays and ensure on-time completion. We piece this puzzle of parts together into one detailed plan that shows when activities need to occur, in what order and who the responsible parties are.

3. Installation Coordination

Having a strong plan in place plays a crucial role in the successful completion of a project, but you also need professionals on site to ensure the project goes according to plan. We meet this need by providing professionals who coordinate the execution of the plan. Aside from overseeing the project, these professionals might also need to resolve unforeseen issues that arise.

4. Start-Up Commissioning

Just as important as ensuring workers follow the plan is ensuring that work completed is done to spec. With this in mind, our manufacturing project management professionals tackle issues that arise, related to product quality, work quality or changes in the clients’ original plans. Ensuring high-quality deliverables during the project makes a successful closeout even easier.

5. Project Closeout

At the start of the closeout process, our professionals check each deliverable to ensure everything was completed as planned. If there are any quality issues in the project, we want to discover this before a client does, so we can resolve it in a timely manner or present solutions and not just a problem. We then invite you or your client to review the work and approve completion.

Some of the Sectors We Serve

project management servicesWhen most people think of industrial project management, construction comes to mind. However, construction itself may intersect with other industries. This has created a wide range of possibilities and a wealth of interesting challenges for our team to tackle. We look forward to putting this experience to use on your project.


We assist clients in a number of transportation sectors, such as aerospace and motor vehicles. These sectors have some of the strictest regulations. As a result, only the most competent contractors receive opportunities to tackle these. We are honored to count the contractors who comprise our project management services team among them.

Health Care

From hospitals to pharmaceutical companies, this is another industry governed by strict regulations. We have worked with a number of clients on both ends of the market. For example, we helped pharmaceutical companies tackle warehouse and distribution projects. Our team also worked with hospitals to improve automation systems and optimize space.


When it comes to complexity, the manufacturing industry sits close to the top of the list. This industry has many moving parts that begin with the manufacturing process, continue with logistics and end with the distribution process. Manufacturing project management jobs we handled in this area include increasing inventory turnover and reducing material handling labor hours.


Whether municipalities need to construct new roadways after a natural disaster or companies want to expand their warehouses, we have the tools necessary to manage these projects. One of the projects we are most proud of include optimizing a truck rail network.

Over the years, the Design Systems, Inc. team has had the opportunity to serve in both project management consultancy and hands-on project management roles. Tell us about your project and we can advise you on what role we can assume to best suit your needs.