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“People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction.” - James Baldwin
Causality-Based Concepts and Decision Making - Douglas T. Hicks
Meat & Potatoes vs. Dessert - Douglas T. Hicks
“Lean initiatives do not immunize an organization against the laws of economics.” Douglas T. Hicks
Achieving lower costs while retaining desired functionality means higher profit margins, more market share, and happier customers.
It is nearly impossible for companies to know if they are paying the best possible price on every one of their outsourced parts.
Conducting a spend analysis is an essential cost saving component in any business, but is especially important for manufacturing.
This paper will outline what makes up product costs today.
Metrics are essential to a healthy business.
Cost data is being calculated by different people and stored in disparate, distributed systems, creating huge consistency and data access challenges.
68% of respondents report that it takes more than a week to get a cost estimate.
Understand costing structures and identify optimization potential.
Abstract: New product development has attracted a significant amount of academic attention, and its application within the automotive sector is no exception.
Nine Steps to Successfully Select an EPC Solution.
The method you need to secure profitability.
The key to cost-based enterprise management.
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