INDUSTRIAL AND R&D DEPARTMENT

For several decades the industry has sought operational excellence to reduce direct costs as much as possible. To contemplate the future with confidence, it is now necessary to project oneself into a global vision of the margin on full costs , thus integrating indirect costs, and on the optimization of the value / cost ratio .

It is our conviction and our reason for being; this is the reason why we have developed unique tools and recognized expertise to support our customers in their product development and their strategic industrial decisions.

This expertise is found at different levels:

  • Costing of parts and implementation of complete cost models

  • The implementation of optimization approaches (design to cost, operational optimization)

  • Cost simulation based on market and internal assumptions

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

Cost engineering
COSTING
YOUR GOALS

Estimate the cost of products, parts or services to guide design and buyers

  • Have an estimate of the cost of a component or product before quoting suppliers for a constructive collaboration

  • Estimate the cost of a product to guide technical choices

  • Quickly realize a realistic estimate of the full cost of a product to respond to a request for quotation

OUR EXPERTISE

Mastery of parametric and analytical tools

  • Valoptia.CER: parametric tool allowing to determine by a statistical approach cost estimation formulas from similar products

  • Cleopatra: cost formalization and consolidation tool making it possible to manage project or product costs simply and in collaborative mode, to share the experience acquired, to secure costing and to manage evolutions and changes

  • Techniquote: analytical tool allowing to define a production range (machine model, time) from a 3D plan for machined parts

YOUR DELIVERY

A reliable objective cost in a few minutes or a few hours

  • To buy at the right price

  • To provide a realistic price to a prospect

  • To arbitrate between several design options

INDUSTRIAL COST MODELS
YOUR GOALS

Manage your
margins

  • Have a full cost model representative of the reality on the ground

  • Know and adjust your margins by product, by sales channel

  • Identify opportunities to optimize direct and indirect costs in the short, medium and long term

  • Compare the expected results of the progress plans

OUR EXPERTISE

A proven, industrialized and tooled approach

  • Experience in the field to avoid the pitfalls of the “factory to
    gas'

  • A pragmatic approach based on the tools in place and the data available

  • An iterative approach to involve teams and avoid the tunnel effect

YOUR DELIVERY

A lively and collaborative analysis model

  • Full valued costs, formatted for sharing adapted to the different levels of the company

  • Clear mapping of costs and causal relationships between charges and products sold

  • Enhanced and shared performance indicators to complete your operational management system

  • A simplified budget construction, making it possible to apply "business" assumptions to services and activities

INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSIS
YOUR GOALS

Identify your strengths and weaknesses in a few days

  • Map expenses by function and activity

  • Compare your performance with the standards and best practices of other industrial players

  • Identify relevant improvement projects

OUR EXPERTISE

A pragmatic and efficient field approach

  • A proven approach combining quantitative and qualitative analyzes of the main functions

    • Purchases

    • Production

    • R&D Product

    • Industrial investment management

    • Economic management (direct costs, full costs)

  • Consultants with more than 20 years of experience in the industrial world, who master both technical, economic and financial issues

YOUR DELIVERY

Concrete and profitable proposals

  • State of play in terms of maturity by major function

  • Proposal of action plans and associated objectives

  • A simplified budget construction, making it possible to apply "business" assumptions to services and activities

 
Competitiveness projects
DESIGN TO COST PRODUCT
YOUR GOALS

Improve the margin

  • Develop faster products and services that better meet customer needs, at lower cost

  • Create value and differentiate yourself from the competition

OUR EXPERTISE

An innovative and proven approach, equipped and controlled until implementation

  • 20 years of success in multiple fields with strong and varied constraints:

    • Regulatory (medical, aeronautical, military,
      nuclear …)

    • High volume, low unit margin, high automation (automotive, telecom, etc.)

    • Continuous flow process industry

    • Low volume (mechanical welding of large parts, energy and large projects)

  • Pragmatic and results-oriented implementation of classic methods (detailed technical analysis, value analysis) and innovative (systemic modeling having received CIR approval)

YOUR DELIVERY

Improving the quality, increasing the value, reducing the costs of your products and services

  • Costs reduced from 10% to 30%

  • Improved time to market

INVEST TO COST
YOUR GOALS

Maximize return on investment

  • Reduce the full cost (initial investment cost and recurring operating costs) of a new factory, new production line or turnkey solution

  • Guarantee strict compliance with the implementation and commissioning deadlines

OUR EXPERTISE

The transposition of Design to Cost to projects, unit productions and process industries

  • Experience of Cost House consultants and an “Invest to Cost” methodological framework make it possible to activate additional competitiveness levers compared to traditional approaches

  • Long-lasting results in multiple areas with strong and varied constraints:

    • Regulatory (transport, aeronautics, nuclear, etc.)

    • Production lines for process industries

    • New industrial sites

  • A pragmatic approach that combines traditional methods (detailed technical analysis, value analysis) and innovative (systemic modeling having received CIR approval)

YOUR DELIVERY

An investment that meets the right needs on time

  • Reduction of investment costs by 20 to 40% and operating costs by 5 to 15%

  • Compliance with implementation date objectives

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
YOUR GOALS

Sustainably improve your operating margin

  • Act where it pays off

  • Achieve measurable results

OUR EXPERTISE

Proven methods serving a global vision of costs and their drivers

  • A great mastery of the most effective methods (lean, 6 sigma, theory of constraints, ...) to use only those which are relevant and adapt them to your environment

  • For our consultants, principles and theory fade away in favor of the sustainable implementation of practicable methods for your teams

YOUR DELIVERY

The right solution in the right place at the right time

  • A rapid operational diagnosis compared to your cost structure in order to determine the applicable methods and their ROI

  • The choice, in partnership, of the methods to be implemented together, as well as the definition of indicators to monitor their implementation and obtain the expected gains

  • Tracking real earnings

 
Strategic planning and management
ECONOMIC SIMULATIONS FOR INDUSTRIAL PLAN
YOUR GOALS

Manage the unexpected

  • Simulate alternative solutions to achieve your goals by optimizing resource consumption

  • You rely on structured and justified data to find sometimes counter-intuitive answers to the challenges of your economic environment

  • Frame and manage your industrial plans in the short and medium term

OUR EXPERTISE

A tooled approach to overcome tedious calculations and focus on qualitative and quantitative analyzes

  • Assimilation of your technical and economic constraints

  • Confrontation of customer and operational visions

  • Definition and valuation of a representative cost model adapted to the needs of the simulation

  • Simulation without prejudice of many scenarios

  • Objective comparison of the different plans considered

YOUR DELIVERY

Confidence in your strategic directions

  • Full provision of cost and simulation models to sustain them internally

  • Reports in a Data Visualization tool allowing a simple representation of large and complex data

  • An objective and reasoned report on the various plans envisaged to justify, secure and manage your strategic orientations

 
Les outils
THE TOOLS
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Activity Based Costing

Full costs of products and services

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Simulation coûts

Cost simulation

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Activity Based Costing

Management of action plans

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Cost Estimating Relationship

Cost estimation functions

Project and Product Costing

Costing of mechanical components

 
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Vos interlocuteurs
YOUR CONTACTS
Igor Le Pivert
IGOR THE PIVERT
Cost House France Partner
Olivier Brongniart
OLIVIER BRONGNIART
President, co-founder