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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

In this chapter, we will see how the product developer can reduce the lifecycle costs of a product, thus providing advantages to the user. Their importance is discussed in the explanations given in Sect. 2.1. It is clear that modifying lifecycle costs is possible only by keeping close contact with the customer — the user. This has great potential for development benefits in machine engineering as well as in plant engineering. Often, the user does not know the principal factors in the lifecycle cost structure but the manufacturer can alter them by changing technical parameters.

5.1 What are lifecycle costs?
5.2 What influences the lifecycle costs?
5.3 How to develop a product to a lifecycle cost target?
5.4 Extending service life to lower lifecycle costs
5.5 Examples of reducing lifecycle costs
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