Companies all over the UK are losing hundreds of thousands of pounds every year because their products are not being made cost effectively. A recent cost reduction project conducted by White Horse CAD gave one of our clients a projected 3900% Return on Investment (ROI) in the first 12 months alone. Clients of White Horse CAD generally achieve an ROI in excess of 200% in the first 12 months. If you would like to increase your profit margins ask White Horse CAD to help you with a Cost Reduction Exercise. Sometimes a very small change to a single part can save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds year on year. If you have an assembly made up of hundreds or even thousands of parts the potential to save money could be massive.

Cost reduction does not necessarily mean compromising on safety or quality. White Horse CAD will meet with you to discuss your requirements. We will discuss what features are important to you and what features you may be happy to compromise on. You are of course the expert when it comes to your products and what your clients expect from them. Our initial meeting is your chance to tell us about your product and its features. A good place to start is the current product specification. We will also need to know any particular requirements your product has. When we have a full understanding of your requirements, we will work with you to investigate potential areas for cost reduction.

Our experience in manufacturing and product design spans over four decades. This means we can easily identify features and components that could be optimised for cost reduction.

Jigs and Fixtures

White Horse CAD can also help by design specialist tooling, jigs and fixtures. These can be used to create parts and features that are reliably repeatable. We have worked on many projects where a manufacturing jig or assembly fixture have reduced cost for clients. In process jigs and fixtures reduce cycle time, de-skill processes and improve repeatability. Assembly jigs and fixtures increase through-put and reduce scrap. A well-designed jig can reduce process time, reduce scrap and increase product quality.

But why subcontract cost reduction?

The best reason for subcontracting cost reduction is to have a fresh pair of eyes look at your project. Fresh eyes look at things from different angles, they are not usually constrained by the accepted norms. They also question details that people who are familiar with a product will overlook.

Another good reason to subcontract cost reduction is to take the pressure off your already stretched design team. Most design teams are busy with day to day projects, production support, planned engineering changes and a plethora of other tasks that often take priority. Subcontracting cost reduction frees up your design to work on these days to day tasks.

How much will you save?

Implementing cost reduction strategies suggested by White Horse CAD has collectively saved our clients hundreds of thousands, if not millions of pounds on a year on year basis. Of course, every project is different, but the average ROI is between two and forty times project cost in the first year alone. For example, a project that costs £1000 could save your company between £2000 and £40,000 in the first year.

If you don’t look at reducing cost in your products NOW you may be throwing money away…

If you would like to know more about how White Horse CAD can help you save money, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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