Brainstorming can be used for problem-solving as well as uncovering alternative approaches that may improve the cost structure for the product or process. Brainstorming is conducted multidiscipline to gather the most perspectives possible from which selection of the best possible solution will be made. We will employ many team idea generating and collecting methods as well as the use of tools such as mind mapping to build associations from which we can generate the best solution. Brainstorming does not apply solely to cost, but can also be applied to design solutions as well. We have used this technique many times to improve cost and generate intellectual property (patents).