This presentation is designed to give purchasing, materials, supply management, sourcing, contracting, logistics, acquisition and procurement personnel a process of value measurement to quantify the value of purchased goods or services. Learn how to use Value Analysis to target goods and services where cost can be reduced, performance improved, quality enhanced, non-essentials eliminated, downsized, or consolidated through a step-by-step process of value identification and measurement.
The genesis of value analysis and value engineering can be traced to similar, parallel developments in the late 1940’s taking place at General Electric Company and Ford Motor Company. As a concept definition: it is the organized and systematic effort and study directed at analyzing the functional requirements of the system, product, equipment, facility, service or project for the purpose of achieving the lowest overall total cost at the best value. This means consistent with the needed performance, reliability, quality, and maintainability.
Join the trend of many purchasing, sourcing, contracting, and supply management organizations who are reaping the rewards of Value Analysis (VA) and Value Engineering (VE) as a practical tool to improve performance and reduce the cost of goods and services. Their experience with cost reduction projects reveals that by merely determining what things cost and documenting cost breakdowns, one can reduce costs 5%. Improving the choice of material, conceptual design, and methods can further reduce cost by another 10%. Finally, developing a better way to perform what a project or a service was originally intended to do, one can save even more—20-30% and beyond!
Not convinced of the critical importance of value analysis/value engineering VA/VE--- then you must not be interested in product enhancement, service concept augmentation, cost reduction, and profit improvement. Those kinds of payoffs don’t come easily, however. Success depends on three things: understanding of the concept by those who will be involved, strong top management support, and enthusiastic team or project oriented direction to get and keep the program rolling.
No wonder that Purchasing magazine for years dedicated an annual issue to its “Value Analysis of the Year” Awards. Why? According to experts, VA/VE can make a difference: simple projects can take anywhere from one day to six weeks to implement with savings up to $2,000; intermediate projects can range from six weeks to six months with savings of $2,000 to $10,000; and complex projects can take six months to six years with savings ranging from $10,000 to $1 million.