From: Jordan Joseph W DLPC (
Date: Wed Jan 20 1999 - 18:36:53 EET


Hi RP World,

I work at a Navy Lab and we have been running a SLA 190 for about the last two years, but have just purchased a SLA 3500 (big jump) and are in the process of getting a space ready to receive it. Here at the base I work in a Cost Service Center which charges the Engineers by the hour for their SL parts. It is not our mission to make a profit on these parts but to cover our maintenance and equipment cost. We are here to provide in house services for the Stations Engineers. My question is to Service Bureaus and other in house SLA facilities how do they charge. I have heard that most Service Bureaus have a spread sheet program in which they plug in zmax, part volume and other value and it gives them a price. Some of the Engineers need cost estimates on their part so I have to look at the part, z waits and guess at draw time and try to come up with a number that makes everyone happy. Any help I could get would be greatly appreciated. Is anyone willing to share a version of  an EXCEL spread sheet that I could modify perhaps. You can also e-mail directly or phone me.

Thanks in advance
Joe Jordan
Coastal System Station USN
Panama City, Fla. 32407-7001

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