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.

6. Reduce use of Purchases and Capital ICDs

Reduce Capital ICDs: Use People or components requiring less Capital:
Set equipment for multiple types of components

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 3711 2003 Toyota is probably the most flexible auto-maker in North America, with five of its seven North American assembly lines building more than one vehicle. The robotic arms can be quickly programmed to weld in the spots needed for different vehicles.

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