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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

The first section of this chapter will present the objectives of cost management in the field of product development. This is followed by a discussion of target-cost oriented procedure as the main idea of modern cost planning in product development. In the second section some of the problems are addressed, which might appear now or in the future, as cost management is adapted to industrial practice.

3.1 What is cost management?
3.1.1 Developing market-driven products
3.1.2 Developing cost-driven products
3.1.3 Realizing cost-efficient product development processes
3.2 Problems of cost management in product development
3.2.1 Management
3.2.2 Information availability
3.2.3 Applying methods and tools
3.3 Adapting cost management
3.3.1 Type of product and product program
3.3.2 Types of production
3.3.3 Aim and scope of cost management
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