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 the company with no payment for their assistance


No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 3498 1996 Shaw usually bills contract customers for materials at their published market prices, so clients bear the risk of price rises.
2 4800 2004 What sets Skype apart from rivals is its unique technology. It does away with expensive centralized computers. Instead, Skype weaves together a distributed network from millions of connected PCs, radically lowering costs. It costs Skype 1 cent to add a user vs. hundreds for a traditional VoIP provider.

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