Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2008


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Advanced Engineering Economics

Course Number

EMGT 535


This paper researches and provides recommendations to an Original Design Manufacturer [ODM] company in Taiwan that is looking to venture into new air filter product-line. In addition to projecting the profitability, rate of return and sensitivity analysis done on the project, the team will also evaluate and help make recommendations on a couple key cost decisions this project will be facing. Many companies in Taiwan staff a good portion of their laborers from foreign countries. The company in this project, PK Inc., needs to determine whether they would like to hire their manufacturing floor operators domestically or from abroad. The economic factors in hiring domestically and abroad will be utilized to propose the optimum solution for the new project‟s staffing requirements. Secondly, a PK Inc. needs to evaluate and decide on a supplier for the aluminum alloy used in constructing the air filter casing. The various decision criteria will be evaluated to provide recommendations on the most suitable supplier for this project.


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