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January 2018

Achieving Faster Innovation Speed (And Lower Costs)

Every organization talks about innovating faster and lowering costs...but few are successful at making it happen in any major way.  But what could give your organization?

  • Increased Project Speed (20 - 500% Faster)
  • Lower Project Costs (20 - 60% Savings)
  • Aligned Culture
  • Improved Product Forecasting

The answer is: The Engineering Productivity Pyramid Paradigm

Engineering Productivity Pyramid

What is the Engineering Productivity Pyramid Paradigm? 

The Engineering Productivity Pyramid is our proprietary methodology to move organizations up the Engineering Productivity Pyramid (moving from primarily working with fabricated and commercial parts to more assemblies and configuration engineering).  This methodoloy has had major success from small to multinational companies, especially for custom product/industrial equipment through standardization, modularizing components, systemization and a shift in culture to achieve faster innovation and reductions in time and cost.

Moving Up Engineering Pyramid


Before Engineering Productivity Pyramid

After Engineering Productivity Pyramid

 Yearly North America Equipment Delivery Costs

400 MM

175 MM

New Feature Delivery
(New Equipment)

18 Months

3-6 Months

Support Engineers

~ 600

~ 150

If you are interested in how our Engineering Productivity Pyramid (EPP) methodoloy can help your organization, contact us.  Through our facilitated EPP study process, we will help your team determine the potential increase in project speed and decrease in operating costs for your organization and product lines.

Ben Moore
Agent Technologies, Inc.


The Consumer's Workshop: the future of American manufacturing
The Consumer's Workshop: The Future of American Manufacturing is a hand book on how to setup the systems within your company and create the workforce you need to be successful now and in the future.  Written by authors that have worked at some of America's largest manufacturers, founded their own manufacturing organizations and helped numerous small manufacturers grow.
The Consumer's Workshop: The Future of American Manufacturing is a must read for today's business leaders.  It is insightful and provocative in its approach to where US manufacturing has been, how manufacturing got into the troubles it faces today and what we need to do to become the standard for world class once again.  If we want to know how to regain that competitive edge once again, the roadmap is certainly the pages of The Consumer Workshop.

-- Bruce Vaillancourt,Director, NIST MEP Program, TechSolve, Inc.

Book The Consumer's Workshop is an extremely timely review of how manufacturing strategy developed in the past
and how it will change in the future. The author team clearly demonstrates that companies have to change -- and provide plenty of advise how such a change should take place."
-- Frank Piller, PhD, International Manufacturing Consultant

As the authors make clear, eventually American manufacturing will become the workshop for direct production of consumer's own designs -- or it will be no more. Begin that path by following the steps outlined here."
-- B. Joseph Pine II, author, Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition

Investment: $12.99





Manufacturing Statistics:

  •  Industrial production moved up 0.2% in November 2017 after posting an upwardly revised increase of 1.2% in October. Manufacturing production also rose 0.2% in November, its third consecutive monthly gain.   Source: Federal Reserve Board
  • Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in December 2017, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1%.  Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The goods and services deficit was $50.5 billion in November 2017, up $1.6 billion from $48.9 billion in October. November exports were $200.2 billion while imports were $250.7 billion. Source: Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • New orders for durable manufactured goods in November 2017 increased $13.1 billion or 5.4% to $256.8 billion. Source: Census Bureau
  • Inventories of manufactured durable goods in June 2017 increased $1.3 billion or 3.5% to $405.3 billion. Source: Census Bureau

Agent Technologies, Inc.
Phone:  513-942-9444
Fax:  513-942-9446
Founded in 1995, Agent Technologies provides operation improvement through software and consulting.  Solutions include: Custom Application Development, xRP - Online CRM/ERP Solution (, Operations & Mass Customization Consulting and Product Configurators (Oracle CPQ Cloud/Big Machines). Try xRP - Our Online CRM/ERP Solution ( - FREE 30 Day Trial!


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