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The use of Target Costing and Value Engineering at ALSTOM Company
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

 

Title: The use of Target Costing and Value Engineering at ALSTOM Company

 

Due date: May 29, 2010

 

Course: 2FE08E, Bachelor Thesis, 15 Credits

 

Authors: Sandra Lange, Jacques du Boÿs, Karsten Seibert

 

Advisor: Paul Scarbrough

 

Examiner: Jan Alpenberg

 

Key terms: Value engineering; Target costing; Benchmarking;

Product development process; Stage-Gate System

 

Purpose: The purpose of this thesis is to identify the use of value engineering and target costing at ALSTOM and to compare it to the current theory.

 

Method: The thesis is built on the case study approach. The empirical data is gathered in semi-structured interviews of ALSTOM employees. To analyse the data, the qualitative method is chosen.

 

Conclusion: The conclusion of this thesis is that ALSTOM is using a lot of target costing and value engineering tools. The use of these tools differ from department to department, even they have a standardize Stage-Gate process for the product development.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-6498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-6498DiVA, id: diva2:326716
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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