2013 International Forum on DFMA — "Engineering Value with DFMA"
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. will host the 28th Annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®), “Engineering Value with DFMA—Unlocking Profits in Product Design.”
“Value analysis is a way for every organization—be it engineering-driven, financial or social in nature—to determine if the products and services it offers align with what customers truly want and are willing to pay for,” said John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “We have decided this year to re-emphasize the deep relationship that DFMA shares with Value Engineering,” said Gilligan. “As the U.S. and other leading manufacturing countries compete internationally on price and performance, DFMA offers producers a powerful business approach for realizing end-to-end efficiency—one that impacts product labor content, materials, quality, manufacturing, inventory, and supply-chain delivery—leading to higher customer satisfaction and profits.”
The Forum is the foremost conference worldwide on DFMA methodologies and software. DFMA helps structure a team’s knowledge and guide collaboration efforts from the concept stage onward to create feature-rich products at less cost. It does this by providing comparative “should cost” estimates for manufacturing processes and materials, and by targeting opportunities for product simplification.
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