Design for Productivity


Manufacturers operating in a high-income location like Australia face extraordinarily difficult challenges competing with products imported from low income countries. To a large degree this is an intractable problem, a consequence of the steady diffusion of western manufacturing techniques into a succession of newly industrialised nations.


What can be done for manufacturing firms to help them stay competitive?


One helpful answer is design for productivity, a product design approach that applies market study, value analysis, industrial design, input substitution, product simplification and part count reduction in a rigorous, innovative and systematic way to improve the relationship between product cost and selling price.


Productivity Management Services has achieved extraordinary results through the application of this method - in some cases part counts have been reduced by as much as 70%, embedded labour time halved, production facilities simplified and expensive fixtures and assembly equipment eliminated.


The objective of the design for productivity process is to achieve a superior product, in aesthetic and technical terms, to improve market performance while simultaneously reducing the resources needed to produce them. Many Australian manufacturers can benefit from this approach.


Contact Productivity Management Services to arrange a free initial consultation.




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