Final Customer Purchasing from the Producer of the Product

Dispose Steps: Dispose steps include all activities required to eliminate the product from the customer's premises. These steps include the costs for removal and final disposition of the product.

A. Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

2. Time – Reduce the time the customer must spend with the product




1 3661 2004 GRC Wireless Recycling has made its business out of recycling obsolete cellphones. The company has bought about 400,000 old phones at a cost of $1.2 million. It then recycles them, either by selling them as inexpensive alternatives for users, mainly in developing countries or by melting them down for their precious metals.
2 3861 2005 Kodak outsources key components and manufacturing-unlike its top Japanese rivals. Sony's Cyber-shot and Canon's PowerShot cameras use proprietary chips designed by the companies. Sony even has its own factory to build the chips. Such vertical integration has long been a hallmark of Japanese makers, allowing them to control quality and the pace of new introductions.
3 7372 1996 Open Market, First Floor Software, Forefront Group, & Freeloader all have off-line browsers, smart programs that search for Web pages with selected news & other info and deliver them right to users' computers.
4 7372 2005 India became a software outsourcing hub by reassuring multinational clients it could compete on quality as well as on cost. Now that quality movement is rapidly spreading around the globe, as other countries pursue the same strategy.
5 7514 2003 ANC Rental Corp. said its Alamo Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental companies are testing technology aimed at speeding up the return process. The companies are trying out a device that can record a vehicle's location and mileage as well as the amount of fuel in its tank. ANC Rental Corp said small transponders, located just beneath a car's steering column, will enable renters to bypass rental agents altogether when they return cars to the rental lot. Instead, they can park and go, and receipts will be mailed to them later.
6 7841 2002 Netflix has won mostly positive reviews for a flat-fee service that allows subscribers to keep DVD rentals for as long as they want. Netflix mails DVDs to subscribers, who return the movies in postage-paid return envelopes.

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