A leading US-based Fortune 500 organization, part of the prestigious Russell 1000 Index. A global consumer giant with products across categories like residential hardware, personal care, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, and home pest control. Its portfolio of market-leading and widely trusted brands generated FY2018 net sales of approximately $3.8 billion.
Regulatory Changes based on new UL Safety Standard for toasters required a secondary circuit for heating cut-off if the primary circuit fails.
New design without significant change in Manufacturing Cost.
Manufacturability: No variation in production/assembly line
In case of non-compliance, severe penalties leading to closure.
People Challenge: Cost of Reskilling, Severance pay
Secondary Circuit Design Change is achieved with minimal cost variation through electronics design and value engineering.
Integrated and Standardized PCB design circuit patterns for both primary and secondary to accommodate any future regulatory changes.
Robust fool-proof documentation. Design for Mfg. (DFM) Design for Reliability (DFR) to ensure compliance with the new regulations.
Cost Savings ~$200K per annum.
Speed to market: 6 week time for a new design change to potential implementation.
Adherence to all variables in delivering solution i.e. no change required in assembly line and minimal production cost increment.
A standard solution designed catering to various brands, models, and markets.