Final Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Use Steps: Use steps include all the customer's value added activities or the consumption of the product itself. These steps include all the costs the customer incurs in employing the product in its intended use.

Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

Time: Reduce the time the customer must spend with the product

A. Reduce steps the customer must use with the product

Reduce customer steps in the product process
Complete some of customer's steps with the product
Preparation steps

Eliminate unwanted components

No. SIC Year Note
1 2000 1990 By skinning and deboning chicken breasts, Holly Farms can charge $4.59 a pound for chicken, compared w/ 69 cents a pound for a whole fryer.
2 3021 2000 The introduction of new lines like Air Presto could speed Nike's rebound. Scheduled for release in June, the shoe pulls on like a sock and comes in "extra-extra small" to extra large, instead of traditional numbered sizes.
3 7041 2004 With the vacation home market booming, fractional plans target buyers who want the convenience of a full-featured second home, without the hassle of actually owning it. The fractional plans also lower the cost of access to exclusive areas.
4 7372 1995 Point Cast sells a $29.95 software package, called Journalist. The software serves as a searching tool for subscribers of either CompuServe or Prodigy. Journalist creates a newspaper layout to present the kinds of articles you have preselected.

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