Cost Reduction Seminars
All Half Cost Products seminars and workshops are personally performed by
Dr. David M. Anderson, P.E., CMC.
All in-house seminars and workshops are customized to each company’s product
line. Seminars are two days in length for all relevant people in the
company. Workshops focus in implementation, where the people involved the
key people who will be doing the implementation. The baseline agenda
would include the eight Cost Reduction Strategies
presented at the business model level:
1. Cost Reduction by Design, which includes
Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering.
2. Lean Production Cost Reduction, which includes strategies for
lean production and
how to design for lean production.
3. Overhead Cost Reduction, which includes
Build-to-Order and Mass Customization in addition to
how to design for BTO.
4. Standardization Cost Reduction, which includes
standardization strategies and
5. Product Line Rationalization Cost Reduction, on how to
rationalize products to
simplify SCM and focus
6. Supply Chain Management Cost Reduction, with
rationalization, and designing for
lean and BTO.
7. Quality Cost Reduction, including identifying the Cost of
Quality, eliminating it, and Designing
Products for Quality.
8. Total Cost Measurements, including the strategic importance and
how to measure total cost.
Separate in-depth seminars and workshops can be presented by Dr. Anderson on:
Design for Manufacturability Seminars
Build-to-Order & Mass Customization Seminars
Rationalization and Standardization
See below for comments from
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What attendees are saying about Dr. Anderson’s Seminars:
Comments on the Content:
"Fun and entertaining"
"Well worth the time and cost"
"Well structured and informative"
"Good anecdotes; kept my attention"
"Very good – nice organization and delivery"
"Every item was worth considering and useful"
"The seminar was very well prepared and quite useful"
"The best seminar I have attended in my 20 years here!"
"Examples and case studies are interesting and educational"
"Good examples to illustrate the topics and facts; very well organized"
"The pre-seminar survey is a great tool - good segue into the seminar"
"Excellent presentation and material. Highly recommend for any company"
"Anecdotal addition to overheads are very valuable in creating a complete
understanding of the point"
Comments on the Instructor:
"Good sense of humor"
"A true believer – good"
"Enthusiastic and entertaining"
"Very good subject knowledge"
"Amazing grasp of the material"
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"Expert knowledge and experience"
"Responded to questions very well"
"Good relevant industry background"
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"Very knowledgeable and kept my interest"
"Very good speaker & very knowledgeable"
"Excellent; provoked input; cited examples"
"Interesting references to experiences he has had"
"Very experienced and knowledgeable about the subject"
"He wrote the book, knows the material, and presents it very well"
"Good; Lots of enthusiasm; Understands the content extremely well"
"Very good. Obviously has much experience in the field of DFM as well as other
Comments on the Presentation:
"Very well spoken."
"Engaging and enjoyable"
"Good presentation skills"
"Good; up-beat, entertaining"
"Well prepared and well delivered"
"Good level of energy in presentation"
"Very good at getting class participation"
"Good – held attention; kept subject matter moving"
"Very well presented - engaging, fast-paced, good sense of humor"
"Very good; Enjoyable; Interesting; Humorous; Excellent presentation"
Comments on Handouts:
"Clear and simple"
"Much better than usual"
"Will be a great reference"
"Detailed and easy to read"
"Saved me from taking notes"
"Good; I hope to refer to this often"
"Necessary for referral at a later date"
"Very useful; Use of complete sentences and use of bullet lists are effective."
"Good for not having to take notes – can focus on presentation ideas and
"Far, far more reference material, information than the standard PowerPoint
"Appreciate the condensed, slim handout (instead of the usual telephone book of
most course instructors hand out)"
Comments on the Relevance of Dr. Anderson's Seminars
"Very relevant and applicable"
"Very relevant – we need this now!"
"Directly applicable, timely, extremely useful"
"Every part of the seminar had a take-away message"
"I took away several useful guidelines I can use today"
"Very good! Industrial experience and contacts are very relevant"
"Seminar 100% relevant, appropriate, applicable, & useful IMMEDIATELY!"
"Useful from both the conceptual and specific recommendation’s perspective!"
"Can take the knowledge of the last 2 days & start to apply to current practices
"Most of the material was very relevant and useful. We will put much of it into
practice, starting immediately on our next products."
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