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Cost engineering for manufacturing: current and future research

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posted on 10.02.2011, 14:38 by Y. Xu, F. Elgh, J.A. Erkoyuncu, O. Bankole, Yee GohYee Goh, W.M. Cheung, P. Baguley, Q. Wang, P. Arundachawat, E. Shehab, Linda B. Newnes, R. Roy
The article aims to identify the scientific challenges and point out future research directions on Cost Engineering. The research areas covered in this article include Design Cost; Manufacturing Cost; Operating Cost; Life Cycle Cost; Risk and Uncertainty management and Affordability Engineering. Collected information at the Academic Forum on Cost Engineering held at Cranfield University in 2008 and further literature review findings are presented. The forum set the scope of the Cost Engineering research, a brainstorming was held on the forum and literatures were further reviewed to understand the current and future practices in cost engineering. The main benefits of the article include coverage of the current research on cost engineering from different perspectives and the future research areas on Cost Engineering.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


XU, Y. ... et al., 2011. Cost engineering for manufacturing: current and future research. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Special Issue: Through Life Cost Estimating, 25,(4-5), pp. 300-314.


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This article was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2010.542183