Skinner Creative  Creative Consulting in
 Business & Product Development      
About Skinner Creative  
Business & Product
Machinery, Software & Automation  

More than 30 years experience in business startup, sales, product development, business development and management. Specializing in:

  • New Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • New Product Development
  • Product Commercialization
  • Market Studies
  • Economic Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Training

Some recent projects:

Feasibility Study

Looked at several alternative designs for a composite product to evaluate the cost to manufacture. Performed calculations for cost of materials, time to manufacture, cost for equipment, cost for labor, cost of energy and cost for logistics (transportation).

Developed and executed marketing plan

Developed and executed a marketing plan to help a startup company penetrate into the thermoplastics composite market place. Helped develop the marketing strategy for their patented new manufacturing process.

Developed an economic model for a composite fabrication process

Developed a spread sheet model of a composite fabrication process. The model took into account raw material costs, fabrication times, staffing levels, facility requirements, capital equipment costs, machinery throughputs, tooling costs and maintenance times. The model allowed different scenarios to be compared to determine the economic viability of the process.

Feasibility Study

Performed a preliminary analysis of a new concept for producing a composite product. Did a preliminary part design and developed a machinery concept for the process. Developed a rough estimate of process throughput and cost to compare to the existing fabrication method.

Feasibility Study

Conducted a study to determine the feasibility of a new winding machine design. Looked at preliminary design and estimated costs. Developed project outline and scope. Made recommendations for areas requiring further study.

Performed economic analysis of filament winding process

Performed an economic analysis of the filament winding process for a client. Looked at associated costs for materials, labor, and capital. Made recommendations for process improvements to lower costs.


Last update May 12, 2009