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Manufacturing Costing Seminar-SOLD OUT

Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt
1811 Broad
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-320-8899
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 8:00 AM CDT
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 4:30 PM CDT
For more information, contact (PMA Technical Program Manager)
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Manufacturing costing seminar back by popular demand!    

Hear what past attendees had to say:

u "Great Presenter" u  "Excellent" u  "Topic was very timely" u  "Thank you!"

u  "Excellent for any company using plant-wide burden rates"

u  "Great job keeping things simple, loved that you encouraged open discussion"

Event Details

Many manufacturing facilities rely on highly inaccurate plant-wide burden rates or outdated costing systems.  In this course you will learn how to rapidly upgrade your ability to increase the accuracy of your costing process.  Real-world experts will train management staff in the hands-on and how-to of setting up highly accurate costing systems.

You’ll be shown examples and real-life cases based on the types of costing typically encountered in the manufacturing setting.

The Manufacturing Costing – Transitioning to a More Accurate Costing System course provides key insights into the crucial elements for maximizing accuracy of costing systems, including machine-specific burden rate development, volume impact and a transition to a machine standard hour vs. labor standard hour application.

Participants in the course will understand how to:

  • Generate machine-specific burden rates
  • Apply volume impact to parts and to the plant as a whole
  • Properly separate SGA from plant burden
  • Apply a more accurate costing system to parts and quotes
  • Be equipped with takeaway tools to implement the knowledge gained

Mr. Edward Pretzel, partner with Advanced Purchasing Dynamics     
Edward is a costing expert with 15 years of experience in the development and         deployment of costing processes in manufacturing.  He has led teams to cost model more than 800 factories around the globe including about 100 of those in stampings and  fabrications.  He has led supplier costing programs for General Motors, Lear, TRW and Dana.



8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast 
8:15 a.m.   Presentation
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.   Presentation
4:00 p.m.   Adjourn

Registration Information - Registration closed

PMA Member:  $450  - SOLD OUT
Nonmember: $650 - SOLD OUT
Hotel Accommodations and Seminar Location

Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt reserve your room online
1811 Broad
Nashville, TN 37203

Please call the hotel directly to make room reservations. Reserve your room by August 25, 2014 and reference Precision Metalforming Association to receive a special rate of $199 (plus tax).  Hotel accommodations include complimentary cook-to-order breakfast and evening reception.
Self parking $18 plus tax; from airport, take taxi or super shuttle.