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 ICDs: Reduce loading and unloading:

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 0 1994 Bailey Controls treats some suppliers almost like departments of its own company. It has physically plugged 2 of its main electronics distributors into itself. Future Electronics is hooked on with an electronic data interchange system. Arrow Electronics has a warehouse in Bailey's factory, stocked according to Bailey's twice-monthly forecasts. Bailey provides the space, Arrow the warehouseman and the $50,000 of inventory.
2 5734 1994 Ingram Micro inventories products at MicroAge, I.E. and Inacom configuration centers, supplying just-in-time peripherals and software to resellers under "warehouse-within-warehouse" pacts.
3 9700 2007 The Air Force has adopted the tactics of commercial airliners to improve fuel efficiency. It has reduced the amount of onboard fuel, mapped more direct routes and scheduled more efficient midair refueling missions. The Air Force hopes to reduce usage by 10% in five years.

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