2377. An Analytical Approach to the Cost of Weight Control


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B L Anderson: 2377. An Analytical Approach to the Cost of Weight Control. 1997.



It is impractical to discuss Weight Control in today’s business environment without understanding and discussing the cost of weight control. Traditional Weight Control Programs will set weight targets and establish dollar per pound guidelines to be used for design trade studies. This approach works, but it doesn’t always meet the program objectives and requirements. When this happens it can result in very expensive last minute design reviews and changes. Once the dollar per pound guidelines and weight targets are set by the program we have our first understanding of what can be spent on weight control. This paper is an attempt to use simple analytical and financial tools to establish a means of optimizing the money spent on weight control based on the dollar per pound methods in common usage today.


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