DEVELOPMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE MATERIALS HISTORICAL HIGH-VOLUME INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING RATES COST DATA BANK (3500-4000 POUND) FULL SIZE CAR

The purpose of this study is to identify and establish a Motor Vehicle Materials High-Volume Industrial Processing Cost Data Bank for the 3500-4000 Pound Full-Size Car. The efforts directed toward this purpose were a macro- and micro-analysis, in which various costs were generated using an industry type estimating technique. In the micro-analysis method, a 1978 full size (3500-4000 Pound) production vehicle was obtained and dismantled, and its various components and sub-assemblies 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. The macro-analysis served as a means to provide data in certain areas to substantiate the micro-analysis. This analysis involved the determination of various average costs by a study of the past five years of historical financial records of the automotive corporation.

  • 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:
    • Reinhardt, R W
    • McMaken, R E
    • Singer, B L
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Pagination: 331 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-894
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01769
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2002 12:00AM