Value Analysis and Engineering
end, with great uncertainty and often stress. Families must be relocated.Those people who become jobless no longer have opportunities to usetheir abilities and skills in an organized way to contribute to progress. Incontrast,
the business "wins7' its share in the competitive market, greatbenefits are brought to great numbers of deserving people.When "costs are too high is an actual or potential reason for losingcompetitive business, some direct action is in order-not discharging the"team" and getting another with its uncertainties, but providing someprecise "coaching" in a few meaningful areas.Every champion prizefighter knows how to fight. However, he wouldnever expect to win if he didn't have coaching. The best champions knowhow to play a very skillful game of golf. If they didn't, they wouldn't bethere. Yet, none would expect to win continuously
he didn't have coach-ing. Of course, the "pro" cannot achieve an overall score as good as thechampion.
he could, he would be the champion. Of course, the prize-fighter could knock out the coach in an overall fight, but the coach im-proves specific skills of the champion, which count. The championdevelops a little better timing, a delayed punch, a harder punch, or adeceptive punch. He develops a little surer stance, a little surer swing, ora little better "out" from a bad lie.The small difference between being the winner and being second is ofgreat importance. The difference between getting the order and biddingclose is all important. It is not suggested that value analysis techniquescan change a poor organization into a good one. It is self-evident that acoach cannot change a poor fighter into a champion. It is presented thatwhen "costs are too high"
the problem, value analysis "coaching" isspecific to the need. The fact that a company is in business and cannearly win its share
the orders indicates that it is a good company andthat its essential work is almost competitively done.Value analysis approaches and techniques will help the persons in-volved to obtain a better answer to their problems that determine costs;in competitive business, this difference can change the organization frombeing just "good to being the "winner."
analysis, or value engineering, has been applied to thisproblem-solving system with the field of knowledge and supporting tech-niques for the achievement of lower costs.
TAE RED POINTER AND RED INK
On an appliance knob, a strip of bright metal containing a red pointer wasmounted. Its function was to snap on over the screw which held the knob,