Quick Response Cost Estimating and Quoting

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Course Overview

In this course, you will view examples covering manufacturing processes like machining, sheet metal fabrication, tube bending, welding, sand castings, die castings, woodworking and mechanical assembly. You will also work in groups to complete exercises that illustrate applications of the methods.

Who Should Attend?

Who should attend?

  • Cost estimators
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Sales and purchasing personnel
  • Senior executives and managers working to reduce lead time in the office environment

Course Outline

Rapid, Accurate, and Consistent Cost Estimating and Quoting: Is It Possible?

What Causes Quoting Variability and Inaccuracies?

Rapid, Accurate, and Consistent Cost Estimation Methodologies

Common Beliefs and Myths Regarding Cost Estimating and Quoting

How to Reorganize Organizational Structure and Office Operations to Achieve Quick Response

Activity Based Costing (ABC)


Jeff Oelke

Jeff Oelke oversees the Maintenance and Reliability Certificate offered through the University of Wisconsin–Madison Engineering Professional Development. Mr. Oelke has over 20 years of experience working with manufacturing companies. In addition to a thorough understanding of Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints and Quick Response Manufacturing strategies, Mr. Oelke has firsthand experience with assembly, metal forming, welding, plastics, printed circuit layout and fabrication, paint and wood products manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Engineering Professional Development, Mr. Oelke was the managing member of the Continuum Management Group, LLC, Richland Center, WI, and the division manager for supplier development at Deere and Company’s Commercial and Consumer Equipment Division. Mr. Oelke possesses MS and BS degrees with concentrations in manufacturing operations and computer hardware architecture.  He has been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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