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Life cycle costing is as an accounting method used for a long time throughout the world, mainly when organizations need to assess various alternatives for equipment and projects. But within the quality management processes is such approach implemented rarely, in spite of fact that there we can implement some internationally recognized standards. The article will stress logic linkage among quality management standards focused on life cycle costing and will present some possibilities where this costing should be valuable. They are areas of design and development, purchasing, infrastructure management, products marketing and delivery and customer satisfaction measurement. A joint customer value analysis and analysis of life cycle costs will be described more detailed here by way of real case.


Acta Mechanica Slovaca. Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 64 – 71, ISSN 1335-2393


  Life Cycle Costing: Some Possibilities of Use Within Quality Management


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