True Cost Calculator
INSTRUCTIONS: The slices of this pie chart show the typical costs of a machined part, both fixed and variable. First, move the left Tooling Cost slider to the left where it says "free". The red slice that appears is the impact on part cost if you were to give the customer their tooling for no cost. Return the left slider to the middle or "current cost". Now, move the right Productivity Increase slider to the right, to about 50%. The red slice grows very large. Now, move the left slider all the way to the right, effectively doubling the cost of the tools. The red slice remains quite large, illustrating it is not the cost of the tool, but how it well it performs that makes the largest impact.