Design-to-Cost initiatives focus on products currently under development, for which the projected production costs are too high to sustain the desired pricing, thus jeopardizing the viability of the business plan.
AVENCORE’s objective is to help its client challenge and coordinate marketing, R&D, purchasing, production, Q&A, maintenance, as well as partners and suppliers, in rethinking the product from the ground up, leveraging all resources to reach the target cost. On such cross-functional projects, only an external expert can stimulate internal teams’ ability to innovate and produce breakthrough ideas. This is why, beyond cost considerations alone, a Design-to-Cost initiative is often the starting point that leads to product differentiation (in features, performance, design, overall quality, and added-value services).
Design-to-Cost projects led by AVENCORE generate up to 40% of cost reduction.