Engineering

Cost Value Analysis

February 03, 2011  |   Posted by :  



Cost Value Analysis (CVA) is an effective way to reduce the costs of a business’ own products by evaluating all cost aspects of a product or service to determine if cost-improvement opportunities are available. In other words: Are individual material / components ...

Design-to-Cost

September 03, 2010  |   Posted by :  



Design-to-cost is a strategic management commitment to invest in the present for a significantly greater reward in the future.  Design-to-cost is one of the strongest levers in the cost improvement toolbox. Design-to-cost simply means designing a product from scratch to meet ...

Target Costing

August 30, 2010  |   Posted by :  



The meaning of Target Costing can be understood from its title.  What does a product cost? And particularly, how much should it cost in the future? In principle, there are two ways of estimating (calculating) the cost of a product; Bottom-up ...

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