The Design to Cost methodology for cost cutting and innovation purposes
Context & Challenges
In a new aircraft programme of a major European manufacturer, the costs of some components and systems exceeded forecasts and had to be cut down. The activities focused on defining costings, spread over several countries between different functions, need to be reviewed to identify savings.
CIMPA mission and added value
CIMPA supports the client’s teams through the entire Design to Cost methodology to identify cost reduction and risk mitigation opportunities through multidisciplinary and transnational workshops and creativity processes. The approach also reveals opportunities for innovation. Finally, CIMPA ensures the integration of this methodology into the company's best practices.
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