This paper describes current research in the area of low volume product cost estimating. It examines current cost estimating practices and the problems using these for low Volume, infrequent products, such as complex electronic systems. The traditional approaches are described in detail and how the cost estimating relationships are ascertained. The approaches used within sectors such as aerospace, construction and injection moulding are discussed and evaluated. Using the findings from the traditional approaches a proposed method for low volume products is introduced. The paper describes research that has started within this area with a number of partners. The hypothesis are presented which will be evaluated over the next period of research through industrial case Studies.
|Title of host publication||Leading the Web in Concurrent Engineering|
|Subtitle of host publication||Next Generation Concurrent Engineering|
|Editors||P Ghodous, R DiengKuntz, G Loureiro|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2006|
|Event||13th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering - Antibes, France|
Duration: 18 Sep 2006 → 21 Sep 2006
|Name||Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications|
|Conference||13th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering|
|Period||18/09/06 → 21/09/06|
Newnes, L. B., & Mileham, A. R. (2006). A proposed method for cost estimating for low volume infrequent electronic products. In P. Ghodous, R. DiengKuntz, & G. Loureiro (Eds.), Leading the Web in Concurrent Engineering: Next Generation Concurrent Engineering (pp. 699-706). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 143). IOS Press.