November 2004
Advanced Materials & Processes;Nov2004, Vol. 162 Issue 11, p107
Academic Journal
Presents a study showing product costs that have troubled manufacturers both in the U.S. and worldwide. Argument over the need for U.S. companies to do a much better job of integrating cost analysis into product design; Advantages of redesigning products over outsourcing productions to other countries; Identification of two principles of design best practices that many U.S. manufacturing companies overlook when making outsourcing decisions.


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