NIST's Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL) is developing standards that promote interoperability among members of the U.S. automotive supply chain. This study assesses the costs of imperfect interoperability to the U.S. automotive supply chain and describes the sources of these costs. This study estimates that imperfect interoperability imposes at least $1 billion per year on the members of the U.S. automotive supply chain. By far, the greatest component of these costs is the resources devoted to repairing or reentering data files that are not usable for downstream applications.... (CAD)/computer- aided manufacturing (CAM) systems, to repair files that are translated incorrectly, to manually reenter data that cannot ... 2The 1999 GM Chevy Silverado cost about $3 billion for vehicle and factory development while Chryslera#39;s new Jeep Grand Cherokee cost about $2.65 billion (Greenwald, 1998) . ... report on plans for model year new product programs for 1996 to 2003 (IRN, 1997).
|Title||:||Interoperability Cost Analysis of the U.S. Automotive Supply Chain|
|Author||:||Smita Brunnermeier, Sheila A. Martin|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1999-09-01|