The Society’s Vision & Mission
The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC is a professional organization for Cost Engineers. The Society has been designed to promote and assist the discipline of Cost Engineering through standardization, education, and certification.
The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC is intended to be a member-driven organization. The membership has the ability to help define the course of the organization through the open exchange with the leadership via the forums, comments and contact us links.
The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC attempts to promote both individuals and the Cost Engineering discipline by posting resumes as well as job openings.
The Society of Cost Engineers, LLC, while being unbiased, will continue to work with industry leads to ensure that it stays relevant, up to date and able to identify the best costing tools available in the market or self-made, to make it possible to identify what is the best solution for each enterprise. We will continue to work with these leaders to provide benefits to our members in the form of discounts, training, expert advice examples, etc.
The GOAL of Society of Cost Engineers, LLC is to standardize cost engineering terms, procedures, and certification, and to deploy the cost transparency culture around the world
What is Should Costing?
Should Costing is the practice of determining the “SHOULD COST” of a product, component or service prior to issuing a Request for Quote.
Should Costing is similar and relies on some of the same principles of the typical Cost Estimating but is entirely different.
Should Costing is an attempt to predict the cost / price of your supplier based on Best In Class processes. Once you have this established you then use Fact Based Negotiations your purchased components, assemblies or services.
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