Strategic cost analysis, one of the most important activities for purchasing professionals, also can be one of the most daunting. In his book, The Power of Strategic Costing, Dale Brethauer states he will provide a step-by-step process for analyzing suppliers’ product or service costs, estimating competitors’ costs, setting target costs, and determining the value of continuous improvement. This practical book brings a potentially dry topic to life through interesting cases and helpful numerical examples. A disk with spreadsheet application is included to enable readers to begin using the cost estimating process with their own suppliers.
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