Introduction: 

Typically, before teams start to work with the should cost analysis Makersite has already conducted an implementation project. This has included the integration of the company specific suppliers.

During the integration project the purchased materials, suppliers and prices of an organization are imported into Makersite and are expanded with our information about material and product supply chains. 

The should cost analysis is done in 4 simple steps: 

  1. Upload your Bill Of Materials by dragging and dropping the BOM file
  2. Open the should cost model from the DPM
  3. Identify the should cost and identify margins
  4. Find alternative suppliers in the supplier finder app

In the following these are shown on one simple example:

Task:

Conduct a should cost analysis of a “Ball Pen” and 

  1. Identify the biggest cost driver
  2. Identify where the biggest saving potential is located
  3. Visualize the supplier map

Step 1

  • Open the BOM importer from the “Dashboard” and drag and drop the BOM excel file into the import window
  • Now drag and drop the “Ball pen” excel file into the window and import the file.
  • Now an import dialog opens.  

    NOTE: in the case Makersite did not do a full implementation for you additional enrichment might be necessary. Please see article “BOM enrichment”

Step 2:

  • From the DPM (Dynamic Performance Model) page click on the cost tile to open the should cost grid.

Results are: 

Task 1: Ink Chamber

Task 2: 99.8% saving potential of the Ink 

Note: Both results are based on fictive sample data and might vary from user to user. 

Step 3

To now identify alternative suppliers for the ink, we can shift now to the supplier map by changing the app to “supplier finder”

  • To now identify alternative suppliers for the ink, we can shift now to the supplier map by changing the app to “supplier finder”
  • You can change the views depending on your requirements and your wishes in the app menu.


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