This is the first English edition of an established work on cost-driven product design and development. It offers tried and tested methods for understanding, influencing and reducing product costs. The methodology and organization of cost management, as well as the effects on each type of cost are described. Using this knowledge the product developer can assume responsibility for costs. There are numerous examples and detailed derivation of results.5.1-5, these are assigned to the product manufacturer, and would thus be considered as part of the total costs. ... the cost elements arising later in the life of the product (e.g., energy costs of alternative air conditioning equipment) relative ... For simple devices, such as wrenches or other tools, there is only a capital expenditure; there are no operating or maintenance costs. ... If the product is a car, for example, the capital expenditure cost dominates for the first few kilometers that a car isanbsp;...
|Author||:||Klaus Ehrlenspiel, Alfons Kiewert, Udo Lindemann|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-08-18|