Analysis Phase Enhancement in Value Analysis Value Engineering (VAVE) Job Plan
This paper proposes an Analysis Phase enhancement through the integration of Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) tools into Value Analysis Value Engineering (VAVE) methodology during the product development process in the automotive industry. Previous study shows the application of VAVE as one of the effective methods to enhance product value by increasing the performance without increasing the cost and affecting the quality, saleability or maintainability. However, this method is limited to the simple type of problem and needs enhancement in the Function Analysis within the workshop phase of job plan. On the other hand, TRIZ is well known as an effective methodology to solve complex problems. To balance these issues, the proposed enhancement is seen inevitably beneficial especially to achieve total vehicle cost reduction.