DEVELOPMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE MATERIALS HISTORICAL, HIGH-VOLUME INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING RATES COST DATA BANK (COMPACT-TYPE CAR)

The purpose of the study is to identify and establish a Motor Vehicle Materials High-Volume Industrial Processing Cost Data Bank for the compact type car. The efforts directed toward this purpose were divided into two methods. These were: a micro-analysis, in which various costs were generated using an industry type estimating technique, and a macro-analysis, in which various average costs were determined for a study of five years of historical financial records of an automotive corporation. In the micro-analysis method, a 1975 compact type production vehicle was obtained and dismantled, and its various components and subassemblies were analyzed in detail to determine the weight and estimated manufacturing cost associated with each item. From this basic data, other categorical costs were estimated, both in total for each item and on a cost per pound basis. The various items were grouped into several levels of assemblies on a basis of practiced industry groupings to arrive at total cost categories for a complete vehicle.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pioneer Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    2500 East Nine Mile Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48091

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • HARVEY, M R
    • Chupinsky, D J
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 281 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00150477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-066
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01153
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 2002 12:00AM