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

B. Health – Reduce the toll the product takes on the customer's health

Modify product to reduce hazards

To make fire proof

No. SIC Year Note
1 2111 1978 Dixie Yarns introduced fire-retardant cotton yarns in 1978.
2 2299 2003 Fire proof CarbonX costs Chapman Innovations $19 per yard, approximately 20% more than DuPont's Nomex. Steelmaker Nucor is willing to pay this high price for its workers, and Oakley is using CarbonX in a line of boots for racecar drivers.

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