Design to Cost

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 26, 1989 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
How to accurately estimate, in advance, the cost of producing products or services by means of the design-to-cost method, which systematically constrains design goals according to available funds. This book shows how to use value engineering, cost estimating, and cost control to devise, and adhere to, realistic cost goals. Touches on techniques from management methods to specific engineering approaches, and provides actual case studies of projects and services that have now become affordable through the application of the design-to-cost method.
 

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Contents

Getting Started
13
Defining Activities and Responsibilities
80
Designing for Inherently Low Cost
145
Choosing Business Strategies
225
Estimating and Controlling Costs
276
Remembering History
349
Definitions of Terms
359
Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations
366
Solutions to Numerical Exercises
388
Index
403
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Jack V. Michaels and William P. Wood are the authors of Design to Cost, published by Wiley.

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