Costing & Pricing for Competitiveness


Join DVIRC for an informative half-day workshop to learn costing and pricing strategies that will maximize profitability without sacrificing competitiveness.

Why Costing & Pricing for Competitiveness?

Calculating optimal product/service prices requires striking a delicate balance. Miscalculate, and your prices could be too low to cover the associated costs, or too high to remain in the running with target customers.

The DVIRC Difference

Learn step-by-step activities required to translate financial information into the accurate costs that become winning quotes.

DVIRC provides a pre-formatted, sample spreadsheet for participants to follow on a laptop, tablet, or the classroom screen. This unique “sample company” approach allows us to illustrate the key calculations needed to create the work center rates that will support successful quoting.

More than 100 area manufacturers have already successfully learned the DVIRC Costing & Pricing methodology. They are now able to price their products and quote jobs successfully and with confidence that they are capturing all of the necessary costs.

Key Elements Covered

This half-day workshop will provide a solid understanding of the ways to update work center costing; this way, quotes include maximum profit margin yet remain competitive in the marketplace.

Who Should Take This Course

Employees who estimate jobs or analyze product pricing as well as those who cost production processes and jobs or work orders.


  • Calculate full employee cost, as well as how to group/allocate employees to avoid using factory-wide direct labor rates
  • Recognize the economic value (and impact on financial statements) of older equipment that sees regular use but has no depreciation expense
  • Segregate overhead into the most relevant cost categories
  • Understand the impact of fixed and variable expenses on overhead allocation
  • Combine these cost categories as they apply to quoted products and jobs to optimize competitive margins in the marketplace


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to or by phone at 215-552-3827.