Preface for the Second Edition

Achieve any cost goals

in half the time to stable production

with quality designed in right-the-first-time.

This edition contains many unique, new sections that are all appearing in print for the first time, summarized here in order of value:

  • Half-Cost Product Development (Section 3.8). This is the only book that shows how to design products with nine categories of cost reduced with savings ranging from half to ten times. Unique sections show how to do the following. The sub-sections are presented in modules to let companies select from the following degrees of cost savings:

    • Cut product development budgets in half

    • Cut concept/architecture cost in half

    • Cut labor and processing costs in half

    • Cut quality costs ...

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