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

The purpose of this study is to identify and establish a motor vehicle materials high-volume industrial processing cost data bank for the intermediate type car. The efforts consisted of a micro-analysis, in which various costs were generated using an industry type estimating technique; a macro-analysis, in which various average costs were determined for a study of five years of historical financial records of an automotive corporation; and an analysis of replacement parts catalog costs. In the micro-analysis method, a 1975 intermediate 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. 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. The macro-analysis served as a means to provide data in certain areas that would substantiate the micro-analysis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pioneer Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    2500 East Nine Mile Road
    Warren, MI  USA  48091

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • HARVEY, M R
    • Chupinsky, D J
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Pagination: 334 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151204
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-923
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01081
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2002 12:00AM