Berthold Weiss

Berthold Weiss

Company: Continental

Job title: Head of Target Costing


In-Depth Case Study: Dealing with Limited Information and Rethinking Negotiation with Suppliers 1:20 pm

• How to calculate costs with background knowledge when suppliers do not disclose their database • Shifting from a commercial to a more technical approach: why cost engineers should not only check and estimate costs, but also provide solutions. • Dealing with a low volume of product offerings and a shorter relationship with suppliersRead more

day: Day Two

Collaboration Panel: Improving the Co-operation Between Cost, Design, Purchasing & Manufacturing for Speed, Accuracy & Efficiency 11:10 am

• Redefining the development process: reducing the need for clean-up and re-engineering during later development stages • Involving cost engineers with supplier negotiations and aligning all teams to inform them of cost breakdowns to improve cost awareness and improve cooperation • Building trust between teams and developing a common target: balancing cost and qualityRead more

day: Day One

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