Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T Power Systems, winner of 1994 Deming Prize overseas) are credited with having 3,300 mistake-proof devices of which about half cost less than $100 each. However, total net savings of $8.4 million, or $2,545 per device, are estimated to stem from these.

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14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance

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