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 kwledge the product developer can assume responsibility for costs. There are numerous examples and detailed derivation of results.
Alfons Kiewert, Klaus Ehrlenspiel, Udo Lindemann
Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
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Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K