“Across the Board Cost Reduction” Done the Right Way

One of the best cost reductions you can perform is improving the efficiency of your engineering workforce. Engineers are a fixed or growing cost investment which makes their maximum utilization much more valuable than cost reducing a motion controller that might decrease reliability or performance, especially in low-volume capital equipment sales.

Leverage your best resources to their maximum value. Stop second guessing your engineering team and give them more control over their own designs. You hired them because they know what they’re doing. If you can’t seem to accept their word then you either:

  1. made a staffing mistake, or
  2. you’ve missed significant design specifications.

Either way you’re losing money. Fix it and reap the benefits of a cost reduction that doesn’t ruin your product or introduce new design risks.

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