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.

B. Redesign the process of producing the ICD or Output

Change the process used to produce the ICD or Output to eliminate activities.

2. Shift ICD to others outside company with no payment for their assistance

Warnings and advice

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 0 2005 Should companies let customers design their products? Companies have concluded that instant feedback is one way to cope with the pressure for shorter product cycles and with the higher failure rate of new products. 80% of this year's new products will fail. Feedback-influenced design has become so easy thanks to the Internet and the rise of small companies acting as mediaries.

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