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unit cost

the actual cost of producing one article

unit cost

[′yü·nət ′kȯst]
(industrial engineering)
Cost allocated to a specified unit of a product; computed as the cost over a period of time divided by the number of units produced.
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But the volatility of the line from a high of 299 in 1987 to a low of 21 in 2002 adds to industrial base workforce instability and increasing unit cost.
Escondida unit costs declined by 22 per cent in the last two years and we forecast another five per cent reduction in the 2015 financial year.
For priced services, a decline in unit costs has been particularly sharp in the electronic payment areas in which equipment is more readily substituted for human resources, in which volume growth has been the highest, and in which the general decline in the cost of computing equipment relative to capacity has had the greatest effect.
In the rapidly changing world of paper versus image, image exchange, and remote capture, this capability can provide our clients with improved flexibility, streamlined operations, improved unit costs, and a better/faster ROI.
The expansion will boost the production of copper concentrate, enhancing productivity and lowering unit costs.
SSCC already has competitive advantages over some integrated producers in unit costs to produce and sell its products.
Ex-fuel unit costs rose mainly due to higher personnel expenses and commercial costs.
This aircraft has allowed us to significantly reduce our unit costs and help us become one of Europe's premier low-cost, low-fare airlines in a very competitive marketplace.
Home Decor Products Retailer Increases Throughput, Accuracy and Reduces Unit Costs, Cycle Times
Structured ASICs are targeted at developers who need the fast prototyping capabilities of FPGAs without the high unit cost, and those who want to take advantage of the relatively low unit costs of ASICs without paying high NREs.
Meta Software Corporation, a leading provider of capacity analysis, workforce management and enterprise modeling solutions for the financial industry, today announced publication of its white paper study entitled "The Economics of Check in a Declining Volume Environment", which details key industry findings such as a significant increase in unit costs over the next two years, especially as annual volume decline reaches double digits.