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Challenges:

• Make a significant reduction in assembly steps
• Labor cost reduction is important

Achievements:

• Reduced part count 42%
• Reduced number of operations 43%
• Reduced labor cost 42%
• Reduced complexity of the product design and improved quality
• Reduced Cost of Quality 34%
• Reduced assembly time 44%
• Reduced fixture and tool usage 34%
• Considered a success by both engineering and manufacturing

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Challenges:

• Complex assembly with special adhesively-bonded section
• Cost and quality issues with poor bonding and part failure at fastener locations
• High queue times and excess work in process inventory

Achievements:

• Reduced part count 80%
• Improved throughput 59%
• Total annual savings: $300,000
• Reduced complexity of the product design and improved quality
• Reduce number of operations 75%
• Reduced total product cost 74%
• Return on Investment in less than 6 months
• Eliminated special bonding fixture
• Eliminated part failure issues with elimination of separate fasteners

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Challenges:

• Electro-mechanical product with mechanical susceptibilities
• Micro-processor based, servo controlled blower assemblies
• Control valves and patient diagnostic display

Achievements:

• Reduced part count 64%
• Reduced total product cost 68%

• Reduce number of operations 76%
• Reduce assembly time 68%
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Challenges:

• Improve Quality & performance with added & improved features
• Ease assembly operations & reduce manufacturing costs
• Produce a multi-market family of products
• Complex, difficult assembly partially assembled offshore

Achievements:

• Six Patents & SPE International Consumer Product Of The Year Award

• Reduced complexity of the product design and improved quality
• Reduced part count 66%
• Reduce number of operations 81%
• Reduced assembly time 84%
• Reduced total product cost 74%
• Reduced development time (TTM) 50%
• Returned all assembly operations to U.S.A.
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