Hi, I’m Dale Scott, Founder and Principal Consultant at dalescott.net.

I help product visionaries accelerate product development and NPI ROI through effective leadership, pragmatic data-driven project management and a philosophy of Transparency and Trust.

How can I help?

I can help you refine your product vision to expedite design and manufacturing, analyze feasibility and cost to aid decision making, create a proof-of-concept for vision validation and investor confidence, manufacture prototypes for market testing, scale production to meet demand, or refine an existing product to reduce cost, increase quality and continue manufacturing.

To support contract services, dalescott.net hosts a number of best-of-breed web applications, including ERP/PLM, issue tracking, and project management. Clients have unlimited access and retain ownership of their data (a copy can be provided at the conclusion of engagement). Applications are also available by subscription, separate from contracted services.

If you think I might be able to help, you can connect with me on LinkedIn or use the Contact Form.


  • Embedded Product Development, Team Leadership and Recruiting
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • New Product Introduction to Manufacturing (NPI)
  • Quality Management (QMS, FRACAS, CAPA)
  • Business Process and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Project Management
  • Verification and Validation Testing (V&V)
  • Engineering Electronic Document Management (EDM)
  • Technical Writing

Recent Work

  • Introduced formal project management to an existing product development project for visibility into development process, confidence in meeting planned milestones, and to provide metrics for data-driven leadership.
  • Re-engineered a mature product to enable continued manufacturing with improved performance, and providing a platform for future feature and maintenance development.
  • Consolidated disparate product sub-assembly design and supply chain data in a cohesive hierarchical product Bill of Materials (BOM) with approved sources, using a cost effective Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system as a single source of truth and point of control.
  • Developed a cost-effective proof-of-concept to validate a new technology.
  • Developed traceable product requirements and manufacturing test procedures to scale manufacturing of a new product.
  • Documented auditable engineering and manufacturing processes to show compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Wrote technical product user documents, including datasheets and user manuals.