The use of Target Costing and Value Engineering at ALSTOM Company
Sammanfattning: Abstract Title: The use of Target Costing and Value Engineering at ALSTOM Company Due date: May 29, 2010 Course: 2FE08E, Bachelor Thesis, 15 Credits Authors: Sandra Lange, Jacques du Boÿs, Karsten Seibert Advisor: Paul Scarbrough Examiner: Jan Alpenberg Key terms: Value engineering; Target costing; Benchmarking; Product development process; Stage-Gate System Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to identify the use of value engineering and target costing at ALSTOM and to compare it to the current theory. Method: The thesis is built on the case study approach. The empirical data is gathered in semi-structured interviews of ALSTOM employees. To analyse the data, the qualitative method is chosen. Conclusion: The conclusion of this thesis is that ALSTOM is using a lot of target costing and value engineering tools. The use of these tools differ from department to department, even they have a standardize Stage-Gate process for the product development.
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