Dewhurst, Inc., developer of internationally recognized Design for
Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) software, announces the availability of
DFM Concurrent Costing, Version 3.0. Deployed as a cost-analysis tool
for engineering and procurement teams, the latest software allows
manufacturers to move beyond "price" models, based largely on past bids,
to industrial cost models grounded in scientific test data and studies.
The result is a highly reliable "should cost" view of the product that
offers insight into hidden cost drivers and ways to optimize both design
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DFM Concurrent Costing 3.0 software from Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. guides manufacturers toward optimum process and material choices for Machining, Casting, Plastics, and Sheet Metal, for a broad range of industries-leading to innovation and significant savings. (Graphic: Business Wire)
DFM 3.0 allows OEMs and their suppliers to explore bids in a neutral
framework where machine types, speeds, processing sequences and optimum
levels of automation are discussed. This better-informed environment
encourages supplier suggestions and deeper, integrated partnerships
built around expertise, best-cost practices and shared goals.
The differences between traditional price
models and data-driven cost models can be very significant,
affecting decisions about what regions or countries a product is moved
to for manufacturing. Properly designed and costed products are more
likely to stay at their original manufacturing location and near
existing resources. OEMs and suppliers can collaborate around DFM
software to address these and other strategic issues.
analysis-done early in design or during prototyping-reduces
time-to-market, impacts direct and indirect costs, and helps optimize
product functionality. It can be used by individuals or teams in making
trade-off decisions to lower costs.
"We see a rise in procurement personnel joining engineering for the
supplier phase of design review," says Keith Gilligan, Boothroyd
Dewhurst, Inc. business development manager. "To better serve this new
group of users, we've enhanced our Manufacturing Profiles feature. Now
you can compare manufacturing costs across U.S. geographic regions, and
then to those in China, with just a few clicks. With more emphasis these
days by OEMs on supplier involvement and improved logistics, the
Profiles are proving useful. Producing close to your markets is
increasingly favored by manufacturers looking to reduce risks and
realize stronger profits."
Highlights of the latest version include:
"We've re-built the software architecture of DFM 3.0 with the most
advanced, up-to-date development tools available," says Gilligan. "It's
faster and easier to do an analysis now because the calculations occur
instantly. The new architecture makes it easier to integrate with
existing company resources, such as Manufacturing Resource Planning."
"DFM Concurrent Costing has provided global manufacturers with the most
accurate and detailed product cost information for almost two decades,"
says Nick Dewhurst, executive vice president of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
"Our methods for generating manufacturing costs continue to provide
superior results and ROI over other approaches."
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. is offering its DFMA
Short Course: Product Simplification & Costing, in Boston,
Massachusetts, October 18-19, 2017.
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