Cost Savings through Process Improvement

The Customer’s Challenge: PVC jacketed cables were shorting out 400 waffle irons due to excessive heat, extreme flexing requirements and incompatibility with vegetable oils. The customer was also seeking a quick disconnect in lieu of a hard wired design.

EM Services: A high temperature, armored ultra flex cable design was assembled with connectors by the Supplier’s Value Added Center. Initial product trials resulted in 3x longer life versus the previous cable assembly. Contract pricing was also negotiated with the cord set manufacturer resulting in additional savings.

· Reduced the number fo change outs = $40,000
· Reduced the number of repairs = $32,500
· Reduced usage = $135,100

  • Time Required to Implement: 4 Months 
  • Cost to Implement: $0 
  • Projected Annual Savings: $207,600