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C-O-S-T: Cost Optimization System and Technique

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4 out of 5 stars

C-O-S-T, short for Cost Optimization System and Technique, details how a company’s product development teams, their supporting functions, and company leaders can optimize product costs before production starts and thereby maximize lifecycle profits.


  • Comprehensive Resource - 402 pages of in-depth knowledge and insights.
  • Proactive Cost Optimization - Unlock the C-O-S-T system's power for optimizing product costs before production, maximizing lifecycle profits, and gaining a competitive edge.
  • Comprehensive Approach - Learn strategies for sustained company-wide engagement in cost optimization, empowering product development teams and long-lasting profit margins.
  • Engaging Narrative - Experience a captivating workshop story that follows executives learning the C-O-S-T system, offering valuable insights for product-focused companies.

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Customer Reviews


5 out of 5 stars

Thiesen's book clearly explains an approach to reducing product costs despite the macro environment. The examples are clear and the results compelling. Many product mangers and product developers in the industrial and consumer products sectors will find C-O-S-T a helpful solution when tasked with significant cost reduction targets with no quality trade-offs.


5 out of 5 stars

A great book to help with foundational ways to get "product development" right the first time! The author provides tools and processes to put to use today, and presents it in an easy to read way, with real life examples, questions, and answers.