Studied Cases : Saving $22 septembre 2012
$19.00/unit cut down to $7.50/unit for 500,000 parts/year ($5,750,000 saved per year).
Co-design of a sensor envelope threw a prototype of temperature sensor.
Because of the severe environment and the assembly constraints we developed a special way of industrialization.
Price: 50% OFF for 30,000 parts/year.
Developing an original machining process for highly complex parts for defense industry.
Saving $1.53/part for 40,000 parts/week ($52,000 saved per week).
Challenge: to get a better price even though the parts are made out of steel instead of plastic.
And some other success stories… http://www.bouverat-pernat.com/en/co-design/etude-de-cas/39/high-temperature-sensor-body/46/steel-machining.html