It’s one thing to understand your design; it’s quite another to understand how that design will affect the building process. The best way to gain this vital understanding is to map the full design.

The Design Profit® assembly map visually represents each part, tool, and operation, as well as inspections, reworking, and scrap processes…and permits a visual grasp of how each affects the whole. This is always a moment of revelation.

Every symbol within the assembly map contains key metrics such as piece cost, labor cost, quality cost, material, supplier, and more. Just as importantly, each symbol communicates a relationship with other metrics affected downstream. In other words, the Design Profit® assembly map is dynamic, time-ordered, and comprehensive. It permits a rapid grasp of the big picture, and a sense of how to optimize profit across the product assembly without becoming overwhelmed by minutiae or diverted by noncritical elements.