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Unformatted text preview: For the first year of manufacturing, it is predicted that approximately 74 PEMFCs, 42 SOFCs, and 60 PAFCs will be sold. The increase in fuel cell demand throughout the project lifetime (ten years) will be due to the acceptance of a new technology, an aggressive advertising campaign, and The OUFCCs reputation as established by previous customers. The net present worth of the project is approximately $83.2 million and the rate of return is 23%. In order to reduce incidentals at the on-set of production, only a minimum number of employees will be hired, and The OUFCC will produce fewer fuel cells than predicted by market demand. In subsequent years, The OUFCC will work with a financial planner and/or accountant to adjust the selling price of the product and with various engineers to optimize the number of employees and the manufacturing process so that all operating costs may be kept at a minimum....
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- Spring '10
- Chemical Engineering