Value Management: A Step-by-Step Plan to Do More with Less
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Value Management:
A Step-by-Step Plan to Do More with Less

Richard Sievert, Jr., Ph.D.

Today’s printing business copes with a variety of pressures: accelerating change, reduced budgets, increasing customer demands, tighter competition, and technology developments. As a result, print organizations are always on the lookout for better ways to conduct business. Evaluating products and services, including how they’re produced and the markets they serve, is a significant part of this process.

Do you have:

  • 8–40 hours to commit
  • 5–7 staff members to make up the team to walk through
  • 6 phases of the value study process

Successful companies who budget time for this activity already understand that they must improve at a faster rate than their competitors in order to survive and prosper. If you are concerned with cost, quality, productivity, and competition, consider adding value analysis into the overall planning process of your organization. Proper application of the value management method leads to benefits and value-adding improvements such as teamwork, creativity, waste elimination, differentiation, well-designed products and services, which ultimately saves money and sharpens your competitive edge.

Value Management: A Step-by-Step Plan to Do More with Less shares the principles and techniques of value analysis along with the objectives of this activity and management’s responsibilities. Sample charts, diagrams, and worksheets give you the tools and guidelines you need to help identify and resolve value problems in your own organization.

Rick Sievert is a recognized expert in value engineering and leading facilitating value management workshops. He is a professor in the College of Engineering at Drexel University where he teaches value engineering and prepares students for SAVE International Module 1 basic certification.

Specs: 112 pp., 8.5x11-in., perfect-bound, ISBN 9780883628355, copyright 2014.