This section describes the levels of implementation difficulty for each of the best practices detailed in this chapter. Each one is noted in Exhibit 16.1, alongside a listing of the relative level of implementation cost and duration. Most of these best practices are not simple ones to install because they involve one or more other departments, usually warehousing, purchasing, and engineering. Whenever another manager is brought into the implementation process, the chances of success drop rapidly, since this additional person must be convinced of the efficacy of the change.
|Best Practice||Cost||Install Time|
|Bill of Material Accuracy|
|16–1||Audit bills of material||
|16–2||Conduct a configuration audit||
|16–3||Modify the bills of material based on actual scrap levels||
|16–4||Review inventory returned to the ...|