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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 use of strategies, organization, and tools of cost management can be best understood with actual examples from industrial practice, especially if the examples are not from the reader's field of knowledge. Therefore these examples were not too complex and are understandable for engineers. Besides those shown here, other examples are spread throughout the book, though often not as fully explained.

The procedures and the circumstances of the examples correspond to actual cases. The numbers and the boundary conditions have been simplified and modified because of the limited coverage, to prevent any direct connection to companies.

The following overview is...

10.1 Example “Concrete mixer”
10.1.1 Goal of the example
10.1.2 Problem description
10.1.3 Description of the competing products
10.1.4 Steps in the cost reduction project
10.1.5 Summary and conclusions of the example
10.2 Example “Centrifuge base”
10.2.1 Introduction
10.2.2 Clarify the task
10.2.3 Summary and conclusions of the example
10.3 Example for the application and comparison of quick cost calculation procedures: “Bearing pedestal”
10.3.1 Introduction
10.3.2 Determination of costs in production planning and preliminary calculation
10.3.3 Weight cost calculation for welded design; lot size = 1
10.3.4 Cost calculation with Cost Growth Laws: Welded design, size ratio φL = 0.5 and 2
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