March 31, 2014
ETM Mfg. has published a free e-book, Estimating Sheet Metal Fabrication Costs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding How Fabricated Parts Are Estimated.
It focuses on all of the cost components that comprise a fabricating quote — material costs, labor costs, overhead costs, and shipping costs — and offers best practices for supplier selection. Each chapter highlights how these areas contribute to cost, what factors drive costs up or down, and possible trade-offs.
The e-book is available for download at http://etmmfg.com/supply-chain-consulting/lowest-total-cost.