Value Engineering of Contamination Control
Published February 1, 1965 by SAE International in United States
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With the ever increasing competition among companies to reduce manufacturing costs without sacrificing product reliability, Bendix-Pacific has engaged the use of Value Engineering in establishing contamination control on manufactured components. The process of establishing contamination control begins before the contract has been awarded.
The program proceeds along the following lines: First, a foundation of sound comprehensive methods and procedures fully documented internally. Second, the application of Value Engineering to the Customer design and performance specifications. Third, the alternate proposal showing the logic and reasoning supporting the proposal. Fourth, the implementation of the proposal to the contract. And fifth, the documentation of records for the program.
The important factor to remember is that, “contamination control is mandatory for system reliability, however, unrealistic levels of contamination control can only result in a gold plated product.”