Przejdź do treści

Tool Cost Management

Our Product Cost Management Solution for the Mold, Tool and Die Industry provides tooling manufacturers with the ability to select profiles and locations from a master database which enables you to leverage preconfigured information like specifications, manufacturing techniques, and hourly rates. The result is a tool costing calculation with a high level of detail which allows you to be flexible in creating cost breakdowns. Rich product costing capabilities provides customers along the entire supply chain (OEM, suppliers and tool makers) with more opportunities to optimize product costs in order to maximize margins, profits and return on investment.

Our Product Cost Management Solution for the Mold, Tool and Die Industry provides tooling manufacturers with the ability to select profiles and locations from a master database which enables you to leverage preconfigured information like specifications, manufacturing techniques, and hourly rates. The result is a tool costing calculation with a high level of detail which allows you to be flexible in creating cost breakdowns. Rich product costing capabilities provides customers along the entire supply chain (OEM, suppliers and tool makers) with more opportunities to optimize product costs in order to maximize margins, profits and return on investment.

Learn More

Today’s OEM’s and tooling manufacturers need to balance the desire to bring to market more innovative products while trying to maximize return on the product investment. Due to global margin pressures, tool costs are an important foundation for the success of products – in the quotation of costs and in the purchase price analysis of tools. It is increasingly important to have detailed and reliable information on tool costs in the early stages of product development. Tool Costing can be leveraged by OEM’s to ensure their suppliers make realistic bids on tooling. Our solution also helps suppliers to calculate a realistic bid to maximize profits instead of loss due to miscalculations by enabling a parametric calculation of various tool technologies such as injection molding, high pressure die casting, progressive die stamping, laser cutting, and others.

For tooling manufacturers, increasing product variety and shorter product lifecycles means an increased volume of work through a higher number of requests for quotations (RFQs). On the other hand OEM’s can check if their suppliers will deliver realistic and precise quotations. This improves business processes for each party because inaccurate quotations can result in unwanted lengthy delivery time and even loss.

Możliwości rozwiązania

Explore the key areas of this solution.

Bill of Materials Management

React quicker to changes in product design, material and manufacturing processes by obtaining BOM information and visible 3D data directly from the PLM system for product and tool cost calculations.

Design-to-Cost

Represent the entire price structure of your products to allow cost engineers to see the impact of development related changes on the price at any time and identify the cost drivers early in the development process where the cost of change is minimized.

Profitability Calculation

Predict future tool costs and prices over the entire product lifecycle to determine the profitability of projects as well as compare company projects and programs to make the best investment decisions.

Purchase Price Analysis

Run reliable tool cost estimates of supplier parts on different commodities to help Negotiate future target prices or purchase prices based on reliable cost estimates.

Quotation Costing

Enable a stronger position in cost negotiations by negotiating with your customers/suppliers using cost data in customized formats which represent clear cost structure and a plausible breakdown of the product costs.

Target Costing

Simulate different scenarios, including production sites, machines, and pre-configured reference processes for numerous mold and tooling technologies and cost rates utilizing an extensive database of cost-relevant information.

Tool Purchase Price Analysis

Identify product and tool cost drivers early in the development process, and suggest alternative solutions by representing an entire product price structure to see the impact of development-related cost changes.

Tool Quotation Costing

Predict future tool costs and prices over the entire product lifecycle to determine the profitability of projects as well as compare company projects and programs to make the best investment decisions.