Cost Optimization of System Components

Part of the Gabler Edition Wissenschaft book series (GEW)


Functionality and design of many subsystems, particularly chassis and electrical components, depend on the employment of some characteristic options in a car model. the major conflict is whether to build a “one-size-fits-all” component which is capable to handle the entire range of product requirements or to tailor alternative or to tailor Alternative product designs. Inevitable for consider variant and volume driven costs. We illustrate this crucial optimization problem for a wiring harness module which is probably one of the most complex assemblies in a car. The presented method, however, is not component specific and can thus be applied to any other component or product. In addition, we carry out a cost optimization of car batteries.


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1996

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