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    In this current competitive automotive world, cutting down the cost & improving the function for the same cost is the key in winning over the competition. Satven has been supporting its customer for Value Engineering & Value Analysis with a classical VAVE approach through Functional Analysis, FAST methodology, Cost/worth for each function & identification of function for cost reduction & brain storming for idea generation with a cross-function team of Design, Manufacturing experts for identified functions/parts.

    Satven team does not stop the VAVE activities with idea generation. Ideas/concepts are supported with Benchmark data, initial design & validation through Finite Element techniques, development of Business case with costing of concepts.

    Satven has proved concepts/ideas with prototypes of up to 10 to 25 samples & initial functional testing. (Testing is done either with simple test rig developed or through collaboration with various test agencies like ARAI, VRDE etc.,)

    Also Satven team supports design & development of concepts for its customers for implementation through an Onsite & Offshore collaboration business model.

    When it can be used

    • Value Engineering workshops in initial phase of product development
    • Value Analysis – Parts/Systems are in production

    Where it can be used

    • Value Engineering during Design Validation (DV) phase
    • Whenever the need for Cost take program out is felt by customer

    Satven has more than 50 engineers trained in Value Engineering Techniques and has 10 certified Value Engineers (AVS – Associate Value Engineering Specialist) from "SAVE".

    Satven has facility for reverse engineering of products for understanding of product of value engineered and for benchmarking of competitor products.

    Satven has developed expertise by supporting the customer with

    • More than 25 Value Engineering programs in the area of Chassis systems , Occupant safety systems, Sun roof systems etc.,
    • Done 3 Vehicle level Value Engineering program

    Value Engineering/Value Analysis of systems, sub-systems or individual parts

    For Value Engineering
    • Current Design Models & Drawings
    • Prototype of design in development
    • Functional Specifications
    For Value Analysis
    • 2 sets of physical parts
    • Current Design/Manufacturing constrains
    • Current Assembly sequence/Control Plans
    • List of ideas generated and feasibility of the ideas for implementation
    • Conceptual 3D model and drawings
    • Concept Validation Report
      • FEA reports, if any
      • Benchmarked data
      • DFMEA report
      • Tolerance stack-up report
      • Patent related to ideas
      • Material data for alternate material suggestions
    • Suppliers list if alternate supplier is suggested

    Customer Benefits

    Customers have benefited with a variety of ideas like Alternate materials/manufacturing process/assembly process etc., & cost savings running into millions (when implemented across huge product volume).

    When both covers do the function of protection of ECU components beneath the covers with one cover holding another part called guide pipe, hence one cover is eliminated & the portion to hold the guide pipe is designed as a simple snap fit part.

    Integration of parts

    Forged & machined changed into Stamped & Rolled – Key Lock Collar

    • Cost Reduction
    • Easy for welding – further operation

    Material of Airbag Reaction Can changed from Sheet metal to Plastic.

    • Weight Reduction by 60%
    • With injection molding of mounting features, 6 assembly operations reduced
    • With integration of parts like mounting brackets, about 7+ parts reduced.
    • Implemented for more than 5 programs

    Aluminum Cast Cover part changed in to Steel Stamped part.

    • Cost Reduction
    • NVH performance improvement