TYS Value Engineers

Understanding Value Engineering: A Strategic Approach to Optimization

In today’s competitive business landscape, organizations across industries are constantly seeking ways to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the value of their products or services. One powerful tool that has gained widespread recognition for achieving these goals in Value Engineering (VE).

What is TYS Value Engineering?

Value Engineering is a powerful methodology that enables organizations to optimize their products, projects, and processes while reducing costs and enhancing quality. By focusing on functions, fostering creativity, and conducting systematic evaluations, businesses can unlock substantial value and gain a competitive edge in their respective industries. Embracing Value Engineering as a strategic approach to optimization can yield significant benefits and drive sustainable success.

Key Principles of Value Engineering

Function Analysis

The foundation of Value Engineering is understanding the fundamental functions of a product or project. This involves identifying what the item is supposed to do and what functions are considered essential by stakeholders.

Creativity and Brainstorming

E encourages brainstorming and creative thinking to generate alternative solutions that can fulfil the identified functions. Participants are encouraged to explore unconventional ideas and challenge existing assumptions.

Evaluation and Analysis

Once alternative solutions are proposed, they are rigorously evaluated using criteria such as cost, performance, quality, and safety. This analysis helps identify the most cost-effective and efficient solutions.

Life-Cycle Perspective

VE looks beyond initial costs and considers the entire life cycle of a product or project, including maintenance, operation, and disposal. This long-term perspective often leads to more sustainable and cost-efficient solutions.

Value-Added vs. Non-Value-Added Activities

VE aims to eliminate non-value-added activities or elements that do not contribute significantly to the desired functions. By doing so, resources can be redirected towards value-added activities.


Our Trust Your Supplier (TYS) Value Engineers provide a systematic, structured, and collaborative problem-solving methodology that focuses on optimizing the functions of the product, processes, and risk monitoring to achieve the desired performance, quality, and functionality.

Meet Our Value Engineer

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Michelle Armstrong

Global VP of Value Solutions Consultant