We recently completed at "Should-Cost" project for a large industrial transport equipment manufacturer. The challenge: estimate manufacturing should-cost analysis based on a single, 600 part BOM and some drawings. We completed the Analysis of Material Costs, vertically integrated Should-Cost (excl. supplier margins) and estimated Procurement Price (incl. supplier margins) in under 4 weeks. We achieved a good degree of predictive cost accuracy (+/- 5-12% variation) and a full view of environmental impacts and regulations for every part of the BOM and its related production processes ...

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