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

Improve wait times in the process

No. SIC Year Note
1 0 2001 Incurring the cost of rushing to market is pointless if competitors can quickly steal your customers by copying what you do. Moving at extreme speed makes sense only if you can lock in customers and keep out competitors.
2 2096 1987 Golden Valley's spectacular growth due to the development of a superior packaging technology to pop popcorn kernels in the microwave.
3 3663 2005 Now, with a global glut in panels (used for flat-panel TVs), PC companies such as Dell can draw on some real advantages. Teams of Dell engineers can co-develop Dell-branded TVs with flat-panel engineers from Asian panel suppliers.
4 4812 2001 Ricochet wireless internet provider was known for its exemplary speed, reliability, and wide availability. It offered internet at a much higher speed than any other wireless data network through tactics such as placing radio antennas on top of traffic lights and other poles, creating "microcells" in tight geographic areas and helping Ricochet provide better coverage than its competitors.
5 5812 2004 Wendy's International Inc. is touting its new double-sided grill that cuts the cooking time of a four-ounce hamburger patty to 85 seconds from more than five minutes.
6 6512 2004 One company that hits the moneyed masses is Captivate Network. It equips elevators in office high rises with flat panel TV screens and sells advertising spots which it mixes with programming from major media company partners. Given people's tendency to avoid eye contact in elevators, and the very low likelihood of their pulling out reading material, the ads become an almost welcome diversion.
7 7372 2003 The new AutoCAD has noticeable improvements in speed and performance. Much of that has to do with the fact the file sizes it creates are much smaller now. The company estimates that drawing files are one-third to two-thirds the size of file created in the current version of AutoCAD.

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