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TLC and WLC Estimation...? Blue Jay Manufacturing Company Introduction The paper explores the options available for the company’s supply chain manager (Butler). Butler has to make decision concerning the increase in demand of the company’s products and provide his findings to the Senior Leadership Committee for approval. Butler considers using the following two methods in order to evaluate the total **cost** f outsourcing the products: total life **costing** (TLC) and Whole Life **Costing** (WLC). This paper focuses on the definition of the two types of **estimation** methods (TLC and WLC). The paper discusses the reason as to why LLC method is not included as an **estimation** method in the...

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Building Cost Estimation and Calculation of Construction Profit...Building **Cost** **Estimation** and Calculation of Construction Profit. While considering an approach towards a construction project, the size, scale of complexity and the final function of the final built product influence the details of contracting out the work, the **estimation**, tendering and finally, the methods by which a contractor makes profit.
Irrespective of the type of project, a contractor's profit is achieved from three basic sources:
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Methodology:
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House Value Estimation... HOUSE VALUE **ESTIMATION** CONSIDERING LOCATION AND OTHER FACTORS THROUGH REGRESSION MODEL
ABSTRACT
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Advantages
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It can be used in identifying and managing risks
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Disadvantages
It requires adequate **planning**
II. Gantt charts
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