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What Is Total Cost of Ownership? How To Compare When Buying Equipment

From EAM-Mosca: Initial purchase price does not reflect the total value of an item. The total cost of ownership (TCO) is useful in comparing machinery for a manufacturing facility. This metric combines several factors of owning and operating a piece of machinery for a full picture of the cost of lifetime ownership. Make more informed and wiser investment decisions for your manufacturing facility equipment using TCO as a factor.

TCO uses data on all aspects of buying and using a product to give a realistic estimate of how much a company will spend throughout the duration of its life. It includes the hidden costs of using equipment, which may encompass expenses related to daily operation, maintenance, and training staff to run it. These hidden values may be a sizable percentage of the overall TCO … (click to read more)

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