Once a baseline has been established, and a list of brainstorm ideas has been generated, the next step is to create redesigns. These can be competing concepts, or phases in an incremental development plan that evolves toward a desired outcome.
Redesigns are easily created by adding, deleting, and changing symbols that can then be compared to the baseline.
Design Profit® then generates an executive summary comparing metrics such as product cost, labor costs, quality costs, as well as investment costs and payback.
The redesign tool also allows you to scan the same metrics for improvements that can be made by your suppliers, and reported upon separately.
When your supplier has a problem you have a problem. Ensuring your designs are engineered well reduces change orders and insures that you get a quality product and an optimized profit.