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.

5. Reduce errors in process

Remove sources of error:
Employee distractions

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 6300 2006 Companies are now starting to hold employees responsible for security of portable devices they use for work. Aetna Inc. and other companies have banned employees from using personal portable digital assistants such as Palm Pilots and BlackBerrys, and MP3 players, on company computers without permission. Other companies are disabling extra USB connections on workplace computers so employees can't attach those accessories and smuggle confidential information out.
2 4213 1996 In September, the Company announced a fundamental shift in its driver strategy, which should greatly improve the overall quality and experience level of the driver base.. The cornerstone of this new strategy is a 30-50% increase in driver pay.

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