Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering by L.D. Miles, Book Information, Review and Summary


L.D. Miles is the developer of Value Analysis and Engineering. His original books are a must read for all industrial engineering students.  Industrial engineering adopted value engineering as one of the techniques in its tool kit.

Industrial Engineering Tool Kit

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Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering by L.D. Miles, First Edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1961

Contents

1. Value Analysis - Philosophies, Concepts, Basic Steps, Approach
2. The Value Analysis Job Plan
3. The Value Analysis Techniques
4. The Use of the Techniques
5. Special Knowledge Required
6. Decision Environment Required
7. Effect on Other Work in the Business
8. Effective Organization of Value Work
9. Essential Make-up, Qualifications, and Training or Value Analysts and Engineers
10. Work content for the Value Analyst, Engineer, and Consultant
11. Motivation, Measurement,and Tests


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In the first edition job plan and value analysis techniques are clearly mentioned. All other chapters are additional environmental issues for the successful application of value engineering. chapters 2, 3 and 4 are the core of the book.





Value Engineering - Introduction  provides a summary of the content of the book.


Chapters in Detail

1. Value Analysis - Philosophies, Concepts, Basic Steps, Approach
     1,1 What is Value Analysis
     1.2 What is Value?
     1.3 Importance of Value
     1.4 Considerations in Improving Value
     1.5 Concepts of Value Analysis
     1.6 Basic Steps of Value Analysis
     1.7 Value Analysis Approach
   

2. The Value Analysis Job Plan
    2.1 Need for a Plan
    2.2 Phases of the Job Plan
    2.3 The Job Plan in Use
   
3. The Value Analysis Techniques

  1. Avoid generalities
  2. Get all available costs
  3. Use information from the best source
  4. Blast create and refine
  5. Use real creativity
  6. Identify and overcome roadblocks
  7. Use industry experts to extend specialized knowledge
  8. Get a dollar sign on key tolerances
  9. Utilize vendors’ available functional products
  10. Utilize and pay for vendors’ skills and knowledge
  11. Utilize specialty processes
  12. Utilize applicable standards
  13. Use the criterion, “would I spend my money this way?”


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All 13 Techniques - Video Play List
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHH-QZ29EOo&list=PL6W3qaSriFEgzI80uqu4ygW5jJsDCCyJf
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4. The Use of the Techniques
    4.1 Selection of Techniques
    4.2 Example of the Procedure
    4.3 Example of Appropriate Progression
    4.4 Generality Stoppers
    4.5 Interrelation of Job Plan Phases and Techniques

5. Special Knowledge Required
6. Decision Environment Required
7. Effect on Other Work in the Business
8. Effective Organization of Value Work
9. Essential Make-up, Qualifications, and Training or Value Analysts and Engineers
10. Work content for the Value Analyst, Engineer, and Consultant
11. Motivation, Measurement,and Tests

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Techniques of Value Analysis and Engineering by L.D. Miles, 2nd Edition.




1. Concepts and Approaches of Value Analysis and Engineering



2. All Cost Is for Function



3. Evaluate the Function



4. Problem-setting System



5. Problem-solving System



6. Setting and Solving Management-decision-type Problems



7. Setting and Solving Services Problems



8. Results Accelerators



9. Using the System



10. Special Knowledge Required



11. Understanding the Decision Environment



12. Effect on Other Work in the Business



13. Effective Organization for Value Work



14. Essential Qualifications and Training for Value Analysis and Engineers



15. Work Content for the Value Analyst, Engineer, and Consultant



16. Motivation, Measurement, and Tests



17. Advanced Techniques



18. Using the System to Reduce Construction Costs



19. Problems for Assignment









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Updated  10 April 2019,  12 June 2016, 10 Mar 2012

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