To help regain market share for a highly competitive commercial appliance, a US manufacturer of electronic circuit boards carried out a VE study. A VE team, consisting of in-house engineers and procurement officers and two consultants, analysed component costs and assembly line layout and delivered recommended alternatives for procurement and a revised assembly line layout. The recommendations were adopted with resulting reductions in assembly move and wait times, manufacturing and component cos...

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5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance

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