Scenario analysis and calculation of future manufacturing costs

Our client in the watch industry has set itself the goal of equipping some of its watch models with a newly developed manufacture movement. For this purpose, various scenarios were jointly defined (purchase, in-house production and mixed variants), the future manufacturing costs including cost effects on the existing movements were derived and an assessment was made from a strategic point of view.



  • Development of different scenarios and scenario analysis
  • Calculation of manufacturing costs (purchase costs, production costs, investments, etc.) incl. economies of scale with different quantity structures
  • Calculation of costs during production ramp-up
  • Strategic assessment of the scenarios incl. utility analysis
  • Risk assessment for industrialisation and regarding framework agreements with movement suppliers


Helbling's quantitative and strategic assessment of the scenarios formed the basis for a management decision on the preferred scenario and how to proceed.


Robin Drost

Hohlstrasse 614
8048 Zürich

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