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I am an engineer/manager working in a company that design and produce electronic instruments.
I want to usa Canvas to estimate if it make sense to start a specific design or not.
My biggest concerns are the hidden costs of a company.
Structure costs. Designers assign the hours they spend in a specific project.
However there are the costs of a structure that are hard to be correctly estimated for a specific project.
EU Grants let you charge up to 30% of the cost of the labour.
This means that if the designers spend an amount of hours on a specific project equal to 100KUSD then you can assign up to 30KUSD to the Structure cost.
My concerns are however on the production side.
Because if the structure costs of a design are fixed costs.
The structure costs of a production depends also from the quantities and so those are variable costs.
I do not know if the 30% value is correct for the Structure costs assigned to the production.
Moreover what if some products or subparts are outsourced?
Any help on how to estimate such costs?
Thanks a lot,