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

Energy: Reduce the energy the customer uses with the product

A. Effort – Reduce the physical constraints on the customer

Add components to improve physical performance of product


No. SIC Year Note
1 3571 2003 Due to the success of a Falcon Northwest, a small company that carved out a lucrative niche selling super-fast personal computers, Dell announced its own PC for gamers. Gateway did the same last month, and Hewlett-Packard is testing out the waters as it gets ready to start a pilot program this fall. Intel said it will start shipping a microprocessor for gaming PCs in the fourth quarter. Advance Micro Devices is already shipping its own chip for gamers.
2 3711 1995 Ford Explorer, the most popular sport-utility vehicle, finally gets a 215 horsepower V-8 engine later this year. Until then, the Explorer's 160 hp V-6 made it among the least-powerful midsize sports utilities.

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