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High Value Added Manufacturing is a manufacturing model whereby the sale price of the end product is considerably higher than the production cost.

And I have no idea where to begin representing this diagrammatically. I need something that's not immediately 'chart-like' because that wouldn't fit very well in the particular presentation format. I'm totally stuck for ideas; can you guys help?

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How about an illustration of a factory, with on one side:

  • materials going in
  • a little pile of coins going out

and on the other side:

  • product going out
  • a great big pile of coins coming in
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shaft going in, rainbows coming out :) – horatio Mar 14 '12 at 21:24
@horatio not sure I want something that'd be so easily attributed to sex... lol – Dan Hanly Mar 15 '12 at 9:00
I want to avoid piles of coins because I dont want the presenter to look like he's profiteering, but I like your idea – Dan Hanly Mar 15 '12 at 9:01
Okay, so the client pitched in and opted for a pile of coins... So err, you win! – Dan Hanly Mar 23 '12 at 13:29

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