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.

7. Standardize ICDs

Standardize procedures in functional costs:

No. Industry SIC Year Notes
1 3571 2004 IBM Corporation adapted quickly to the demand for cheaper servers and the competition from Intel-based servers, unlike many other companies. With the further improvements in the Intel servers, IBM moved its xSeries organization into their server group with the idea of being able to leverage all their mainframe experience and skills and take that functionality into the Intel server space. IBM created its xSeries to fit scale-up environments (big systems with many processors) and scale-out environments (cheaper machines linked together to share the workload).

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