Cost Knowledge Approach to Purchasing Die Casting


Provide the knowledge required to develop specific cost breakdowns and should-be models to estimate costs, pricing, and key manufacturing metrics for die cast components.


This course is intended for purchasing teams that want the skills to successfully negotiate direct materials pricing with casting suppliers. This course provides training, examples and real-life cases based upon knowledge-based price negotiations with suppliers.


Buyers, commodity managers, and purchasing managers with experience analyzing detailed cost breakdowns


After attending this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the key elements that casting detailed cost breakdown formats need to incorporate to make understanding costs and building should-be models easy
  • Build should-be molding cost models based upon supplier detailed cost breakdowns and physical part attributes
  • Use physical part attributes of components to build models and to estimate cost, machine tonnage requirements, cycle time and scrap percentages
  • Systematically analyze supplier quotes against cost models to identify specific cost reduction opportunities
  • Successfully prepare for casting cost negotiations using should-be cost models
  • Develop strategic approaches for negotiations that will lead to better results and more productive relationships

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