Brainstorming Ideas: Reduce the Rate of Cost for the Input Used to Produce the Output

Use the same type of input and the same activities, but pay less for the unit of input employed in producing the output. A reduction in rate is equivalent to a reduction in the number of inputs for the same ICD. For example, if a person who makes $10 per hour could produce the same amount of output as a person making $20 an hour, the substitution of the $10 person for the $20 person in the process would be equivalent to cutting the number of people required to do the work by 50%.

F. Change source of supply to a less expensive supplier:

A change in the supplier relationship may enable the company to switch to a less expensive supplier. The supplier may be less expensive because it has lower costs or because it reduces the company’s logistic expenses.

1. Warnings and advice


a. Near sales market Examples>>

b. Near low-cost labor

1. China Examples>>
2. India Examples>>
3. Other Asia Examples>>
4. Eastern Europe Examples>>
5. Central America Examples>>
6. Rural U.S. Examples>>
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c. Near sources of inexpensive energy Examples>>

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