Process of Cost Optimization from Manufacturing Point of View, Based on Configurator and its Approaches



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In this paper, the author proposes the use of the configurator and its advantages for both sides. End-user, and manufacturer. Based on company's strategy, approaches in configuring may vary. Several models based on constraints will be examined to present the usefulness and possible savings in many aspects. The final cost of the product for delivery is calculated and compared with every other approach. Results derived from this study may encourage entrepreneurs to start practice this way of running the business to optimize cost, reduce risk and meet the real-world requirements. This thesis plan is to resolve the call related to the supply chain and its vulnerability to deal with uncertainty and also existing models which are not fulfilling customers’ requirements.



CPQ, Supply Chain, Configurator, Mass customization, optimization