Producibility Element Highlighted:
The design-to-cost (DTC) initiative at Hamilton Standard Electronic Manufacturing Center (HSEMC) is a major element of the overall product design and development life-cycle management process initiated in the proposal stage. This DTC process results in the establishment of product target cost goals that meet customer expectations and is broken down into sub-system, sub-assembly, and piece part labor and material goals.
DTC is an iterative process that steps through a cadre of legacy data, design criteria, producibility guidelines, reliability information, and other elements to establish targets. The process encompasses the setting of individual cost targets; defining a process that will achieve the targets; implementing and modifying the defined process; analyzing data collected; and modifying the analyses.
The implementation of this this well-defined process and assigned responsibilities collectively has resulted in customer satisfaction and cost-effective designs. The DTC cost-over-target average for 19 major programs at HSEMC is only 0.04%.