A generic framework for cost estimation and cost control in product design

I.F. Weustink, E. ten Brinke, A.H. Streppel, H.J.J. Kals

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    Abstract

    Traditionally, cost estimation was performed after the design process, though most opportunities of cost reduction have already passed. Therefore, it is advantageous to be able to estimate the product costs early in the product development cycle. By changing the way cost estimation is dealt with, it is possible to utilise all opportunities of cost reduction. To be able to control the product costs, it is necessary to estimate the costs adequately and to store the cost data in a generic way. A generic framework is developed to establish these requirements. The framework, which is the basis for the control of the production costs, takes into account design, process planning and production planning aspects.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSheet metal 1998
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 6th International Conference, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 6-8 April 1998
    EditorsH.J.J. Kals
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Pages231-242
    ISBN (Print)90-365-111-35
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 1998
    Event6th International Conference on Sheet Metal, SheMet 1998 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 6 Aug 19988 Aug 1998
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Sheet Metal, SheMet 1998
    Abbreviated titleSheMet
    CountryNetherlands
    CityEnschede
    Period6/08/988/08/98

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