ProWerk in practice product

Target cost management during the development of a new optical microscope kit from pre-development stage to verification of prototypes
Our client is a manufacturer of microscopes with worldwide operations.
A new optical microscope kit is to replace the current one.
The costs of the new kit are to be reduced dramatically but at the same time the technical specifications are to be upgraded.
- Adapt the ProWerk Cost Navigator to the brief.
- Perform value engineering on all components.
- Identify new suppliers.
- Incorporate suppliers into the development process at an early stage.
- Draw up suppliers' contracts.
- Achieve permanent cost transparency with the Cost Navigator.
Cost reductions of between 33% and 51% were achieved depending on the configuration level of the microscope.
All deadlines were upheld.
Time period: 18 months