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.

4. Reduce movement of an Input (People, Purchases or Capital)

Reduce movement of people:

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 4800 2007 Several new technologies can allow in-the-field service providers to increase productivity. Autodial software can check to make sure that customers are at home while technicians travel toward them and may dramatically reduce the number of abortive visits.
2 5140 1993 One of Sysco's units decided that salesmen were spending too much time driving from client to client, so it confined salesmen to limited geographic areas.

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