The aerospace unit of Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) is aiming to cut costs by almost half in an intensive, eight-year effort that began in fiscal 2008. The effort has two sides. One is to reduce labor expenditure by 30% by cutting non-value time, minutes that employees spend without working on the product—for example, by walking to fetch tools. Then the remaining labor is to be cut by a further 30% by reducing value time, meaning that less work must be applied directly in creating a ...


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