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|Document Type: ||Conference paper|
|Title: ||A Methodology for Variability Reduction in Manufacturing Cost Estimating in the Automotive Industry based on Design Features|
|Authors: ||Romero Rojo, Francisco Javier|
|Issue Date: ||31-Mar-2009|
|Citation: ||F. J. Romero Rojo, R. Roy, E. Shehab, A Methodology for Variability Reduction in Manufacturing Cost Estimating in the Automotive Industry based on Design Features, Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Design Conference – Competitive Design, Cranfield University, 30-31 March 2009, pp197|
|Abstract: ||Small to medium manufacturing companies are coming to realise the increasing importance of performing
fast and accurate cost estimates at the early stages of projects to address customers’ requests for
quotation. However, they cannot afford the implementation of a knowledge-based cost estimating software.
This paper explains the development and validation of a consistent methodology for the cost estimating of
manufactured parts (focused on pistons) based on the design features. The research enabled the
identification of the sources of variability in cost estimates, and the main one is the lack of formal procedures
for the cost estimates in manufacturing SMEs. Finally, a software prototype was developed that reduces the
variability in the cost estimates by defining a formal procedure, following the most appropriate cost
|Appears in Collections:||Proceedings of the 19th CIRP Design Conference – Competitive Design, 30-31 March 2009|
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