Cost Analysis Highlights

Summit Engineering Group (SEG) brings a wealth of individual and corporate experience to cost, financial, and price analyses for projects. SEG experience runs the gamut from large, very detailed Life Cycle Cost (LCC) estimates to short-term budget estimates. SEG frequently bridges the traditional gap that exists between engineers and cost analysts by fully understanding the technologies involved, bringing a systems engineering approach to the process, and rigorously maintaining consistency in assumptions between technical baselines and the cost analysis products.

Cost and Price Analysis - Evaluating the realism of cost and pricing efforts, identifying disconnects, assessing staffing assumptions, and making final determinations on reasonability.
Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Estimates - Creating cost ground rules and assumptions, tying cost to a specified system configuration, structuring a LCC estimate to facilitate dynamic evaluation of alternative procurement strategies, and demonstrating Total Ownership Cost (TOC).

Cost Analysis Capabilities
Activity Based Costing (ABC)
Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
Independent Cost Estimates
Bill of Material (BOM) Assessments
Cost As Independent Variable (CAIV)
Labor (Direct & Indirect) Analyses
Budget Analysis & Formulation
Cost Research (Data basing & Modeling)
Life Cycle Cost (LCC) Analyses
CER Development & Validation
Cost-Effectiveness Modeling/Analysis
Military System Cost Modeling/Analysis
Cost & Benefit Analyses (CBAs)
Design-to-Cost (DTC)
Price Analysis
Cost & Performance Tradeoff Analyses
Earned Value Management (EVM)
Price-to-Win (PTW) Analysis
Cost Analysis & Estimating
Hardware Cost Analysis & Estimating
Software Cost Analysis & Estimating

Key Benefits

• Disciplined approach provides an audit trail on key cost assumptions and cost drivers
• Provides critical component for cost/effectiveness analysis
• Helps decision-makers understand key cost drivers and their associated risk factors

Representative Projects

Manhattan II