Having evaluated a benchmark design using best-in-class
tools, we redesign and then re-evaluate. We present the benefits in the form of
a fully costed business case where a return on investment (ROI) is clearly
It is an established rule-of-thumb that around 75% of the
cost of a product is set at the concept/architecture phase. Post-development
Cost Reduction (CR) therefore can only expect to access the remaining 25% of
the full product cost at best, and a high proportion of this cost will be
needed to deliver function. There are therefore often limitations on what can
be achieved through Cost Reduction activities, with 5-10% being a reasonable
Our value proposition is to use our experience in Cost Reductionbefore the event: in a
pro-active way so that the concept delivers the performance required at the
optimum cost-point. This enables us to potentially access much
greater cost savings by influencing the decision-making earlier in the project.
We provide direct support to hardware teams and a holistic product development service in:material cost reduction, product development, engineering service and product engineering.