VA-VE and Continuous Improvement /

The route to deliver product and process improvements & cost reductions

Delivering value to your business...

Are you not happy with the current level of profitability on your products, or are you looking for an innovative way to drive cost out of your products and improve quality? If so, you should consider Value Analysis / Value Engineering services

Mechanical Integration is a leader in Value Analysis / Value Engineering, introducing change programmes to transform the performance of manufacturing businesses. We have helped our clients across a number of different manufacturing sectors to improve their productivity and delivering improvements in performance, cost savings and profitability.

Our core capabilities are based on a deep understanding of the strategy, systems and tools required to transform manufacturing businesses and deliver operational excellence. Our broad range of expertise spans the strategic to the practical and, crucially, we understand how to integrate these together.


Mechanical Integration will help to simplify and optimise your end-to-end business processes and procedures.


Mechanical Integration provides simple yet powerful tools to identify and reduce the waste of defects.


Mechanical Integration can help you enable integration as a sustainable activity and improve profitability.

Global Supply Chain

Mechanical Integration helps you focus on delivering products quickly to the end customer, with minimum waste.


Working with Mechanical Integration can help you change the way you approach product cost reduction, change the way you look at your supply base, and provide valuable results. Mechanical Integration has extensive experience of VA-VE to reduce product costs while simultaneously strengthening the relationships with your key suppliers and improving product quality. Improvement occurs both internally to your organization as well as externally with your suppliers. It's a win - win situation for all involved. VA-VE allows you to get price reductions from your suppliers while allowing them to remain profitable.

Continuous Improvement

Many organisations invest heavily in training continuous improvement facilitators to introduce, workshop and project manage Continuous Improvement ('CI') through the business, however not all have found the success they were expecting, with resistance to the programme, lack of contributions in workshops and lack of commitment to taking ideas into action. Whilst there are a host of organisations training people in the CI methodologies, few focus on the facilitation skills required to facilitate engagement, design and facilitate project workshops or work with resistance.

Mechanical Integration will help you or your CI team to build those skills and tools ahead of, alongside or following your chosen CI methodology to ensure you have a programme that develops and delivers.

Cost Reduction Workshops

Mechanical Integration can facilitate workshops which will demonstrate the best system for radically improving performance and increasing value to clients and at the same time improving competitiveness and profitability.

Whilst the scope of workshops can be tailored to your individual need, workshops generally provide an overview of how to:

  • radically improve delivery against key criteria of time, cost and quality simultaneously and without trade off

  • maximise the predictability of contract completion date

  • optimise the project duration

  • compress time and in turn reduce cost and maximise competitive advantage

  • absorb impact of delay without effecting the end date

  • radically improve integration and team working across the supply chain


The implementation of 'Lean Principles' has enabled manufacturing firms across the globe to be more customer-focused, flexible and profitable. Mechanical Integration can assist you to determine how close your business is to adopting a lean manufacturing process that will improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Benchmarking helps your business to look outside and compare themselves to best practice. Adopting best practices will deliver significantly improved performance, but benchmarking purely performance does not answer the question of 'Why are we performing in this way?' Mechanical Integration utilises Best Practices Benchmarking, which identifies weak practices as the root causes of performance weaknesses and take the necessary action to improve competitiveness and profitability.

To find out more about how Mechanical Integration can help you improve and grow your business and profitability...