Product development teams face many
difficult challenges. Typically, the cost of production is the
factor that must be relegated to satisfy other goals. But
what if every goal could be met, including a 50% reduction in
the cost of production? Since 1983 Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc., the
global leader in DFMA, has turned this dream into a reality.
In recognition, co-founders Geoffrey Boothroyd
and Peter Dewhurst were awarded the National Medal of Technology
Award by President George Bush. The award cites the use of
DFMA methods and software as having “dramatically reduced costs,
improved product quality, and enhanced the competitiveness of major
DFM Product Costing
allows you to generate accurate part and tooling cost estimates for
new designs and alternative materials and processes; evaluate
supplier quotations against should-costing estimates; generate
realistic estimates for target costing initiatives; and benchmark
Simplification will guide you to eliminate unnecessary parts and
processes resulting in significant cost savings; improve
communication between design and manufacturing by establishing a
concurrent engineering approach to product development; and shorten
product development time through reduced engineering changes.
Contact Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. at (401)783-5840 or email
DFMA is used by Fortune 1000 companies worldwide for:
- Supply chain cost management
- Product simplification and improved quality
- Improved communication between design, manufacturing, purchasing, and management
- Cutting manufacturing costs
DFMA provides real benefits throughout your product development organization:
"You want me to manufacture this design? You're kidding,
right?" If you find yourself asking this question more often than you'd like, DFMA can help. You and your
design engineers can quickly analyze and manipulate different design approaches. The resulting lean design will
contain fewer parts and be easier to manufacture.
You can improve the manufacturability of your design in the DFMA
software through product simplification. You can explore alternatives in processes and materials, and
immediately see the cost impact of your decisions. You can provide factual data to manufacturing and your
managers, so you can all make valid business decisions about your product design.
You have a target cost in mind for a new or existing product.
What are the main contributors to the cost of the product? DFMA tools can answer that question for you. They
can also help you work more effectively with your design and manufacturing engineers, and outside suppliers.
"What will it cost to
produce this? How can we reduce the cost without sacrificing
quality?" Our tools make it possible for you to obtain
answers to these questions that are based on real-life,
accurate data. Data that can be used to support productive,
objective discussions, improve products while reducing
costs, and hold suppliers to reliable "should cost"
Proof of Performance
> Labor costs cut by 42%
> Parts reduced by 54%
> Assembly time cut by 60%
> Product development cycle time reduced by 45%
> Cost reduced by 50%
"How to use DFMA to slash manufacturing overhead, make products competitive, and bring new
efficiencies to the manufacturing process"
Examples of how our methods and tools have helped dozens of companies improve hundreds of products
Customer testimonials from Dell, Whirlpool, Teradyne, and Harley-Davidson