How We Take Ideas to Done with Our Innovate, Execute, Transfer Process

For episode #6 of JAKTALK, our host, COO, and Founder, Jeff Kinsberg, is again joined by our Program Manager, Paola Torres, to discuss our process for taking our customers’ projects from idea to done. Listen to this episode to learn more about how we take projects through our Innovate, Execute, and Transfer phases.


This article recaps JAKTALK episode #6. You can watch the full episode on Vimeo or YouTube below.


Our Uniquely Integrated Process

JAKTOOL stands out in the manufacturing landscape for its integrated approach to product development, famously dubbed by industry insiders as a “unicorn” operation. We pride ourselves on our ability to manage a project from idea to done, a rarity in a sector often segmented into discrete phases managed by separate entities. The siloing of each step causes timelines to be extended, costs to rise, and quality to diminish.

This episode of JAKTALK features Paola Torres, a seasoned Program Manager who, alongside Jeff, explores the nuanced phases of innovation, execution, and scaling projects to market. This conversation marks the beginning of a four-part series designed to unpack the complexities of our process of taking projects from idea to done. Follow along for deeper insight!


From Idea to Done

Throughout this episode, Jeff and Paola delve into what makes JAKTOOL’s method distinct. They discuss our holistic approach to handling projects, which avoids the common industry pitfall (the valley of death) of separating design, engineering, and manufacturing. This integration enables us to adapt to changing demands swiftly and ensures a seamless transition from design to production, which is critical in today’s fast-paced market environments.

Our strategy fosters innovation and ensures accountability and ownership throughout the project lifecycle. Maintaining all processes under one roof enhances communication across departments and significantly de-risks and streamlines production.


Insights and Adaptations: Learning from Execution

Insights gained during the execution phase can pivot a project’s direction. This adaptability is crucial for staying ahead in the competitive field of manufacturing, where anticipating and reacting to challenges can make or break a product’s success.

Jeff highlights several instances where immediate feedback from manufacturing has led to significant changes in design, emphasizing the advantage of having designers and engineers work closely with the manufacturing team. This close collaboration is what allows JAKTOOL to innovate continuously and maintain a competitive edge.


The Future of Manufacturing Innovation

Jeff and Paola touch on the future of JAKTOOL in innovating manufacturing processes. They discuss the importance of adapting to new market realities post-COVID, where traditional manufacturing and supply chain models are being reconsidered. Our readiness to evolve and embrace these changes positions us as a leader in the field, ready to tackle the challenges of modern manufacturing.




The JAKTOOL Vision Vault is a space for us to expand on the passions that drive innovation and growth at our company. On this blog, we’ll take deeper dives into industry news and our expertise and highlight the leaders we have under our own roof through featured blogs. Follow along for updates throughout the month and recaps on new episodes of JAKTALK, our biweekly podcast hosted by our founder, COO, chairman, and visionary, Jeff Kinsberg.