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Design to Cost

Design to Cost

Jack V. Michaels, William P. Wood

ISBN: 978-0-471-60900-1

Jun 1989

432 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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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.
Getting Started.

Defining Activities and Responsibilites.

Designing for Inherently Low Cost.

Choosing Business Strategies.

Estimating and Controlling Costs.

Remembering History.