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Cost-Efficient Design

By
Klaus Ehrlenspiel
Klaus Ehrlenspiel
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Alfons Kiewert
Alfons Kiewert
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Udo Lindemann
Udo Lindemann
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Editor
Mahendra S. Hundal
Mahendra S. Hundal
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ISBN:
9780791802507
No. of Pages:
560
Publisher:
ASME Press / Springer
Publication date:
2007

This chapter will explain some cost concepts relevant to product development. Then, the influence the company departments participating in product development have on how costs originate in a company will be investigated. This will show that product development has the greatest significance in company cost management. However, for the long-term success of a company, innovation should not be neglected for the sake of costs.

2.1 What are costs?
2.2 Who affects costs in a company?
2.3 Examples of the effect of product development on costs
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