Product design and development budgets are becoming more and more constrained, and OEMs are in need of a partner who is proficient at avoiding unnecessary costs. At Benchmark, our engineering teams have a high-level of expertise in cost management. We leverage a systematic Design for Cost process to make the right decisions early in the product lifecycle to ensure that production costs don’t accumulate over time. Our in-depth value analysis/function analysis, and analysis of supplier involvement, allows us to find savings in material and component use and supplier engagement. At Benchmark, we consider cost considerations as a critical design parameter in our product development activities.