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What is Design to Cost?

Design to Cost or DTC is a critical initiative in the manufacturing industry. What is Design to Cost? Design to Cost is an organizational methodology that integrates cost management with decision-making right at the design stage.

The power of Design to Cost lies in its ability to influence the total cost of a new product. The design phase is where design engineers can influence up to 70% of a product's final cost. This is because the design decisions made at this stage have a ripple effect on the manufacturing process, supply chain, sustainability considerations, and ultimately, the product's life cycle cost.

You can learn more about Design to Cost by downloading the guide to manufacturing cost estimation:

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