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How to Use DFMA to Slash Manufacturing Overhead, Make Products Competitive, and Bring New Efficiencies to the Manufacturing Process

Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., publishes executive white paper

Wakefield, R.I., USA, December 15, 2004 – Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. (Wakefield, R.I.),  today announced the publication of a new executive white paper titled “How to Use Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA©) to Slash Manufacturing Overhead, Make Products Competitive, and Bring New Efficiencies to the Manufacturing Process.” The paper is available for download with registration at http://www.dfma.com/dfmawp.

Boothroyd Dewhurst’s internationally recognized Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) software helps engineering organizations and their supply chains determine the most cost-effective materials, manufacturing process, and assembly method for products. The white paper describes how the world’s leading companies apply DFMA to understand the cost structure of products and develop innovative designs that are easier and more economical to produce. Examples spotlight the use of DFMA software at Dell, Abbott Laboratories, Boeing, MDS Sciex, Whirlpool, and others.

“We introduced DFMA to industry over twenty years ago, but the problems it addresses are evergreen,” says John Gilligan, president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. “Product companies are still in a cost crisis. Global competitors are breathing down their necks, and customers are squeezing them on deadlines and prices. Our technology is still the most objective way of assessing the cost to manufacture and assemble products.”

About DFMA© software

DFMA consists of complementary Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Manufacture (DFM) software. Engineers use DFA software to reduce the cost of a product by consolidating parts into elegant and multifunctional designs. DFM software then helps engineers quickly judge the cost of producing the individual components of the new design. Used together, DFM and DFA software give engineers an early cost profile of product designs, providing a basis for planning and decision making. When performed in the earliest stages of concept design, DFMA analysis has the potential to dramatically reduce manufacturing and other product life-cycle costs before they are locked in. DFMA software operates in Microsoft® Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.

About Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.

Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., is a winner of the 1991 National Medal of Technology Award, presented by President George H. Bush. Other recipients of the award have included William Gates of Microsoft Corp. and Robert Galvin of Motorola Inc. Boothroyd Dewhurst is dedicated to continually developing the DFMA knowledge base through its integrated software programs, workshops, consulting services and international conferences. For more information, contact Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., 138 Main Street, Wakefield, R.I. 02879, USA. Tel. (401) 783-5840. Fax (401) 783-6872. Web site: www.dfma.com. E-mail: info@dfma.com.

Windows is a copyright of Microsoft Corp. DFMA is a registered trademark of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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