Situation Description

The challenge consists of the need to reduce cost of an offering (be it a product or a service) or internal operations (e.g. manufacturing, business processes, etc.) without degrading performance. There are other negative “cumulative expenditure” parameters such as weight (for products), space occupied, time needed, which is why the same GTI approach is applicable.

GTI Approach

Contrary to other traditional approaches (for example, Value Engineering, Lean, so on), the GTI approach is truly systems-based and rests on two facts:

  • Every element of an analyzed system adds cost
  • Every element of an analyzed system is a solution to a problem of another element of a higher level of the systems hierarchy

As a result, GTI allows the problem solver to model the system and formulate numerous problems aimed at eliminating existing elements while keeping their contribution to the system performance or finding alternative solutions to the problems presently solved by using existing elements that are simpler and cheaper. This is an innovation-based approach to expenditure reduction.

To ensure robust performance and achieve expenditure reduction targets, in addition to specialized tools and techniques, GTI uses the entire arsenal of its proven Complex Problem Solving Tools and Techniques.

Major Benefits

  • High ROI on a project
  • Multiple alternative solutions, as the “problem-solution” space is comprehensively explored
  • Efficiency of the process, as the methodology is robust and repeatable
  • Etc.

To address this challenge, Invinsys offers: