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Measure Reuse in Product Design and Development to Optimize Supply Chain Performance

Published: 08 March 2017

ID: G00318750

Analyst(s): Michael Burkett , Marc Halpern

Summary

Product designs that do not properly reuse common platforms, materials or manufacturing processes create costly complexity. Supply chain leaders supporting new product introduction can use this research to increase visibility of reuse in design, leading to more profitable products.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Justify Measuring Reuse During Design by Pointing to Companies That Have Seen Success
  • Measure Reuse in Different Ways During Design to Achieve Diverse Improvement Goals
  • Measure Reuse in Product Design and Development as Part of an Integrated Metric Approach to Ensure Launched Products Successfully Grow Revenue and Profits

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