Material Costs Analysis


Automatic material costs analysis

After BOM processing the next logical step is Material Cost Analysis. QuoteArchitect-MCA contains fully automatic price, stock and delivery time analysis functionality. The "scenario selector" allows to checking real time within seconds which part codes are internally in stock and which selected distributors (vendors) offer the best price and have adequate stock for the required part codes. The minimum order quantities (MOQs) are also taken into account with the residual material costs being calculated at the same time. The QA-MCA’s decision support system proposes a vendor selection on a part code level, but the operator can make different selections at his/her own discretion.

Semi-automatic request for quote (RFQ) generation

Quotation requests (RFQs) can be generated for the materials for which the price, stock and delivery information cannot be retrieved automatically. And if suppliers are prepared to provide structured answers as requested their quotation information can automatically be read in QA-MCA.

Price and delivery information can also comfortably be entered manually. All additional costs are processed in a structured manner and a detailed analysis overview with drill-down functionality completes the material cost analysis.

For larger series, a graphical EOQ (economic order quantity) analysis is performed which calculates at which order size (s) the customer will have the least residual material costs.