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SMTA Cost Estimating Guidelines CP-101B with ProfitPro(TM) Software

Author: Ronald Lasky
Publisher: SMTA
Copyright Year: 2011
Number of Pages: 25
Non-Member Price: $209.95
Member Price: $199.95

As in all industries profit is the motive for the electronics assembly industry. Therefore, understanding assembly cost should be a prime concern. The stakes are indeed great as approximately 10 to 15% of the $1.5 trillion electronics industry is assembly cost. Surprisingly, there does not appear to be a systematic approach to cost estimating in the industry.

Featuring ProfitPro(TM), an Excel®-based software application that calculates the cost and profit related to PWB assembly, the SMTA Cost Estimating Guidelines for electronic assembly will review some efforts to remedy this situation. ProfitPro(TM) is user-friendly in that it has "default" values of cost metrics if the user does not know them, and it can calculate "what-if scenarios."