4 Key Steps to Properly Manage EOL (End of Life) Parts – Free Report

April 18th , 2013 → 1:10 pm @

End of Life (EOL) issues are something that every Original Equipment Manufacturer Engineer, Buyer, Purchasing and Materials Manager, and Supply Manager have to deal with on a weekly basis.  Although parts going End of Life is unavoidable, because everything comes to an end, there are proactive and strategic steps that can be taken to better […]

Category : Engineering and Technical White Papers / Purchasing / Materials Management Whitepapers / Supply Management White Papers / White Papers

Key Secrets to Implementing a Reusable Container/Packaging Program That Adds $0 Cost AND Works Within Your Existing Replenishment System

March 23rd , 2012 → 2:59 pm @

Many Manufacturers are seeking to implement reusable packaging and container systems with suppliers to cut down or eliminate packaging waste.  The problem is that there are a number of obstacles that either bog down that effort, or severely limit the ability to economically implement it.  DEE has a lot of experience in successfully implementing reusable […]

Category : Supply Management White Papers / White Papers

5 Tactics Rarely Done on RFQs But Should Be to Drive Greatest Cost Savings

February 28th , 2012 → 6:39 pm @

DEE has developed a White Paper Report as a result of analysis and observations and data with respect to the activities and effectiveness of the RFQ outcomes for many of our manufacturer clients.  Specifically, in this paper, we identify critically important tactics that are rarely ever done on RFQs by manufacturers — but should be, to achieve […]

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How to Reduce your Part Cost without Negotiating – Whitepaper

December 1st , 2011 → 6:39 pm @

How to Reduce your Part Cost without Negotiating – Free White Paper Report We have compiled a list of techniques and areas that provide a sort of  “checklist” that can be used when trying to reduce the cost of a given component, but they do not require negotiating with the supplier or vendor.  Essentially, these are proven […]

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5 Key Factors to Successful Supplier Reduction / Rationalization

November 1st , 2011 → 6:39 pm @

Reducing the supplier base is a major initiative of all equipment manufacturers.  This can be a difficult and time-consuming project.  DEE offers a white paper report regarding 5 Key Factors that facilitate effective supplier reduction projects based on observations of many OEMs, where supplier reduction was achieved with simultaneous cost savings.  If you would like […]

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How to Increase the Amount of Supplier-Nominated Cost Savings – Free Report

August 31st , 2011 → 4:20 pm @

There is a big opportunity to utilize Supplier-nominated cost savings programs as a way to supplement all of your efforts to drive cost reductions, and improve your supplier relationship at the same time.  Done right, a supplier nominated savings program can be a systematic and effective tool to tap your suppliers for their insights, creativity, and […]

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The 5 Most Important Factors When Implementing Supplier Reduction and Achieving Simultaneous Cost Savings

June 27th , 2011 → 3:17 pm @

Implementing successful Supplier Reduction is a big animal.  Implementing significant Cost Savings is another big goal.  Both Strategies are at the top of the list with nearly all Equipment Manufacturers.  They are both challenging and critically important objectives and implementing and executing both of these strategies successfully at the same time presents extreme challenges.  DEE […]

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6 Key Reasons Why You can Buy a Direct Part for Less Money from a Value-Added Integrator Than you Can Buying the Part Direct from the Manufacturer

March 8th , 2011 → 2:08 pm @

Free White Paper It is mainstream conventional wisdom that a company (OEM or CM) can purchase a component for a lower price or less money directly from the manufacturer of the component than from an intermediary such as a Value-Added Integrator.  And, although this may have been found to be the case on some occasions, […]

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5 Key Tactics to Dramatically Reducing the Time it Takes to Get an Alternate Cost Savings Approved

November 23rd , 2010 → 10:00 am @

You have a nice alternate cost savings served up for review, but now the process slows down. Engineering needs to do a review, testing, possibly field testing, etc… Over the course of many years and many Cost Savings Projects implemented with our clients, we have documented 5 Key Tactics to dramatically reduce the time it […]

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How to Dramatically Reduce Costs of Your Safety Relays

May 7th , 2010 → 4:29 am @

Original equipment manufacturers need compact, flexible safety solutions, but many safety systems on the market require complex software with expensive licensing fees.  This can deter OEMs from these products in favor of familiar, time-tested safety relays.  As a result, safety relays might be selected for an application when a safety system or safety controller is […]

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