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

B. Improve wait times in the process

Reduce wait times in the process
Speed the process
Adapt product for faster technology

Use faster heating technology

No. SIC Year Note
1 2099 1987 Pillsbury's microwave cake mix has increased fat & leavening content which allow the cake to rise in 8 minutes or less.
2 3630 1992 Mr. Coffee has a new Potato Perfect, a 25-minute baked-potato maker that can bake potatoes in less than half the time of conventional ovens yet make them tastier than microwaves.
3 3845 1989 A new medical equipment sterilization technique uses microwave ovens to sterilize equipment in 30 seconds. Compare to regular sterilization processes, which take from 15 minutes to several hours.

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