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jzambroski

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OK, try this... [wink]

The prevailing winds in North America are "generally" from the West.  With the sun in the South, any boat at anchor will 'mostly' be facing West, and then get more sun on the port side, with the UV rays destroying the decals there.  We sell a lot more of those, so they can be cheaper.

Rick, are the starboard decals the more expensive ones?

Shade Tree Phil  [biggrin]


Hey, Shady you ol' duffer,

You da man! Wish I'd thoughta dat. Makes complete good sense to me. I guess port side would be cheaper because of volume discount! Huhh? :-)

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I guess port side would be cheaper because of volume discount! Huhh? :-)


Just coming from my old shop floor manufacturing days, and when I worked closely with the Plant Cost Accountant.  [wink]

You gotta "amortize" the Fixed Setup Costs (read the shop order, gather the right 'tools', assemble them properly, do a 'test run' for print alignment, and then run 'em.

Might make a cost difference by whether I then run 5,000 or 2,000 as "production"?

Ol' Shop Floor Phil  [biggrin]

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Ol' mop floor Phil (oops... "shop floor"),

Your additional points of logic are inescapably true.

I know this because of engineering economics. But, I hated those "durned" cost (insufferable bean counting) production accountants every time they came through. It seemed they kept "viciously" competing with engineering, design & QA by cutting to the bone (& I mean through the BONE) well beyond inefficiency, waste & common sense... to absurdity. Just to short-sightedley save a "penny at ALL COST" only! (As though they wanted to purposely scuttle the product & company as THEIR mission!). Thereby demolishing robust engineering, quality & reliability (otherwise known in BRP's engineering mission parlance as DQR)... to the point of turning a once giant of industry known as OMC, to a stinkin' obnoxious pile of rubble in the outboard industry! Seemingly now and forever damming all 2 strokers & Bombardier's Evinrude name to purgatory.

Yes, I recognize that they alone didn't cause this and it was a plethora of other factors. But, they in their own way were sure one of the major "nails in the coffin" contributing factors. The "Bean Counters" helped ruin my company. Especially, as the end drew near. Instead of a bilge pump... they acted as more ballast where the breach was & sank us quicker.

Ok I've said my piece partly out of jest & more from sincerity. But also, no offense to you or others in particular.

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 ...to short-sightedley save a "penny at ALL COST" only!" ...


Exactly!  I would fight 'tooth and nail' against longer runs just to get the cost down "per piece".

So, we should run 5,000 (expending time, raw materials, and 'opportunity cost') to make the cost Sound lower???  We pretty well know we're only going to sell 2,000.  How are we gonna pay for the extra warehouse to store this Extra stuff that we took the Time and Materials make?

Meanwhile, back on point - that may also justify the higher price for one decal vs the other?  BRP maybe "has" to charge a bit extra, just to avoid giving them away - (Due to a shorter production run).

I could spend 1/2 day walking around that shop floor, through production scheduling, get some Sales history, etc. and pretty much tell you.  But I don't have that luxury.  [wink]

Phil
former "President, CEO, and bottle washer" of B.L.I. Management Consulting, Inc. - for Bottom Line Improvements  Yes, it was a Massachusetts corporation.  [cool]

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Ok this topic is a little off the track now.
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I agree, down here G1 in either Graphite or White costs the same and has for many many years. G2 can be purchased with white frames now and it does cost extra like most brands who offer a sperate colour, there is an added cost.
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They sure look good. The dark skeleton engines just looked a bit "Mecury-ish" for my liking and would not have "worked" with my hull colour. I sound like an interior decorator now......
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