Manufacturing Cost Analysis, Made in Germany.

Global, consistent data for Should-Cost analysis:


» over 300 Production Sectors

» over 2.600 Time Series

» over 10.000 Cost Structures

» over 350.000 Pricing Indexes

» over 45.000 Cost Indexes

Costs Comparison

Value Chain analysis to uncover savings opportunities.

» A look at the full value chain uncovers much broader savings opportunities:


  • Material Costs
  • Should-Costs
  • Circular Efficiencies
    • Use less: improving resource efficiency
    • Use it more: use both product and materials intensely and/or for longer
    • Use it again: simplify reuse; create material cascades, or by-products, for other sectors
    • Use sustainable inputs: renewable, pure, non-toxic and recycled materials


» These opportunities require product data across the Supply Chain, such as materials, costs, substances, supplier location.


Should-Costs across your Supply Chain

“Strategic sourcing” or typical Should-Costing uses static, offline data to reverse engineer a BOM “as-is”.
In Network Should Costing©, parts in a BOM can be linked to production chains that have already been modeled.
Cost calculation speed is taken down to minutes vs. offline calculations, that typically take weeks to complete.
  • Should-Costs across a Supply Chain


    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-...