Reduce Unique ICDs by Redesigning the Product or the Process
The objective of this activity is to reduce the number of ICDs by reducing the occurrence of an ICD in producing a unit of Output, or by reducing the number of separate ICDs used in the Output. A unique ICD is one of the key activities in the work center's contribution to the final product (O). It is separate and distinct from any other activity in the work center. For example, the fastening of a part onto a subassembly and a quality control check of the subassembly would be unique ICDs.
A. Redesign the product
Reduce ICDs by redesigning the product or the components of the product. Any redesign of the product or its components implies that the resulting product, after the redesign, would be acceptable to customers.
2. Reduce Performance Standards
|1||4522||2006||In response to increasing demand, companies which offer fractional ownership of private jets are offering incentives to reduce the risk of overbooking. OneSky Jets offers $100,000 prepaid cards which promise discounts for travelers who fly on less-busy days.|
|2||4522||2006||In response to increasing demand, companies which offer fractional ownership of private jets are offering incentives to reduce the risk of overbooking. Flexjet is offering discounts up to 25% for flying on off-peak days.|
|3||5411||2005||To find growth, Save-A-Lot is setting up shops in inner cities. Save-A-Lot undercuts other grocers by stocking mostly its own brands of goods, displaying products in cardboard boxes, and charging customers a dime for bags. Its stores don't have bakeries, pharmacies, or grocery baggers. To keep operating costs down, Save-A-Lot sells a type of franchise for many locations, so that 75% of its stores are run by licensees. Its stores stock less than 2,800 high-turnover items, a fraction of the 32,000 found in most supermarkets. While the average grocer offers more than 60 sizes, flavors, and brands of mustard, Save-A-Lot sells just two under its own brand: brown and yellow, in one size each.|
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