• Cost Engineering Best Practices

    Should Cost Strategies

    How can you leverage Should Costing in your pursuit of design to cost or driving cost-outs?

We support our customers’ cost reduction programs through comprehensive spend management and value engineering solutions. Our teams comprising of cost engineers, manufacturing engineers and value engineers work with our customers’ procurement, cost management and engineering teams. They focus on providing the required analytics on the direct material spend through a robust spend analytics and should costing solution. Our teams provide in-depth information on the cost drivers, evaluate and prioritize cost reduction projects. We empower the procurement organizations to negotiate better with their suppliers and maximize effectiveness of cost reduction projects driven by manufacturing and engineering organizations.

Typical work-streams supported include:
• Spend Management
• Buy / Supplier Consolidation
• Bottoms Up Should Costing
• Parametric Cost Modelling
• Bid Analysis & Reverse Auction Management
• Supplier Negotiations

  • Our manufacturing engineering solutions span prototype management, product introduction, plant transition, production support and quality, productivity & cost improvements.

  • The QuEST Unified Cost Engineering Process (QCEP) takes care of your cost engineering needs through the project life cycle by deploying various techniques, cost models, tools and databases, and applying expert judgment.

Customer Speak

  • We found QuEST’s work to be thorough, and team members demonstrated a high degree of expertise and professionalism.

Leader Speak

  • Dinesh Shekhar

    Our solutions such as Should Costing, Cost Estimation, VA/VE, Product Redesign, Manufacturing Process Improvement, Spend Management and Supplier Development enable you to develop a cost competitive product.