Manufacturing Cost Improvement (MCI) Targets

By Dr. Alin Posteucă
Annual Manufacturing Cost Improvement (MCI) Targets and Means through MCPD

In the last period, the basic features of planning and control of manufacturing flow have as main objectives:

  • cost down and cash up and then
  • delivery times with inventory, WIP and stocks levels and lead time with productivity(even if the latter are ingredients of cost down and cash up).

    This tipping of priorities tends to accentuate in the future – profit and cash becomes more important than just delivering to customers (more than ever).

    The in-depth understanding and scientific approach of all cost-down obstructors along the entire flow is necessary.

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Dr. Alin Posteucă is the founder and CEO of Exegens®, a global consulting firm specialized in cost competitiveness improvement and operational excellence. It helps customers create and implement profitable strategies and cost improvement programs that ensure a unit cost improvement of at least 6% per year for each of the next 5 years by maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.

He is the author of Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) concept, published in three books at Productivity Press – Routledge/ CRC, New York (USA). The latest, ”Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Profitability Scenarios: Systematic and Systemic Improvement of Manufacturing Costs” (October 2018) is based on its main belief that the annual and multiannual target profit can be achieved irrespective of the sales volumes, increasing or decreasing. He is also the co-author of the book ”Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) and Methods Design Concept (MDC): The Path to Competitiveness”, published at Productivity Press New York (USA), 2017, as well as the author of the book ”Manufacturing Cost Policy Deployment (MCPD) Transformation: Uncovering Hidden Reserves of Profitability”, published at Productivity Press din New York (USA), February 2018.

Alin Posteucă has more than 20 years of experience in Cost Improvement consulting and training. He has a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering and a PhD degree in Economics.