The case study of using a discrete-event simulation for product cost estimation in the bidding phase is presented. The application has been implemented in a make-to order Italian assembly company producing steam generators. The simulation strategy pursued was to model production settings with an high degree of detail; human resource behaviour has been also modelled in stochastic terms. A traditional costing procedure has been adopted, according to the current costing method adopted by the Company. The analysis of the production costs for an in-process order of an heat-recovery steam generators has been carried out as a validation test. Comparisons made with results coming from the present cost-estimation procedure adopted in the company allowed to be confident on the effectiveness of the approach proposed for industrial applications.
|Titolo:||Cost estimation for bidding by simulation approach: An industrial application|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1997|
|Nome del convegno:||CIRP International Symposium on Advanced Design and Manufacture in the Global Manufacturing Era|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|