QUALITY AND VALUE IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Publisher: Hungarian Value Analysis review
Author Zsuzsanna Kohl
FrameWork Hungary Ltd.
These days, development and manufacturing organizations are faced with a set of conflicting requirements. Cost management on the one hand, reliability and quality assurance of marketed products on the other. Taking the roles of quality management and value analysis in product development into account, they may be considered subsequent levels in this process. In order to decrease costs and improve quality, it is not enough to control only the product path; product features and functions have to be investigated as early as the phase of design. This way, products shall be valuable for customers, and they shall meet customer needs in a way that results in minimum expenditure in production.