Production Costs Analysis
QuoteArchitect includes a "Virtual Factory" model, a configurable virtual copy of your manufacturing plant. Subsequently, a rules-driven "Costing Engine" virtually runs your operations and processes in the "Digital Twin" of your manufacturing facility to calculate the exact production costs for a job.
Production costs overview
PCBA assembly, Cable Harnessing, Box build and System build calculations are all included in QuoteArchitect's production costs analysis capabilities.
The calculated results are reported in summary, in detail and in drill-down mode and offer an accurate and clear overview of the times and cost parameters involved in the creation of the production costs calculation. Calculation reviews and post calculations feedback loops allow fine-tuning of the parameter settings used.
This not only allows your commercial engineers to negotiate on the razor’s edge because they know exactly what the costs are. It also acts like a natural "filter" to gain exactly those orders perfectly fitting your production environment. The type of products and job sizes for which you manufacture the best quality products at the best possible price and with a healthy margin.
Last but not least QuoteArchitect-PCA also supports (and dramatically limits) the often painful costs discussions with customers in an open book relationship.