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Unit Cost

The amount that a company spends to produce or purchase one unit of a good or service. For example, if a company buys 100 widgets for $100, the unit cost is $1.

unit cost

see AVERAGE COST.
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We expect to reduce unit costs by a further 10 per cent, to below US$90 per tonne, in the 2015 financial year as we continue to increase throughput from our installed infrastructure.
From 1987 to 1988 we have seen an increase in overall unit costs of 1.
HighJump Software, a 3M company, the global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions, today announced that Kirkland's, a leading specialty retailer of home decor products, has generated measurable efficiency improvements in throughput, accuracy, unit costs and cycle times following the implementation of its HighJump system.
The E-Model, which replicates the complex, deadline-driven environment of check processing, then simulated the impact of check volume declines on capacity requirements and unit costs for the period 2004 through 2010.
By comparison to 2002, SSCC's pre tax profits fell by $446 million on lower pricing, slightly higher (acquired) volumes, marginally higher unit costs, just over $221 million in restructuring/closure/litigation charges and something north of $40 million in foreign exchange translation losses.
Structured ASICs are a new category of semiconductors targeted at developers who are looking for the fast-turn capabilities of FPGAs without their high unit cost, and those who want to take advantage of the relatively low unit costs of ASICs without paying high NREs.
While Continental's unit costs are significantly lower than those of Northwest and Delta, the smaller liquidity buffer exposes Continental to greater event risk.
As defined by the SAA, Structured ASICs are a new category of semiconductors targeted at customers who are looking for the fast-turn capabilities of FPGAs without their high unit cost, and those who want to take advantage of the relatively low unit costs of ASICs without paying high NREs.
Once market acceptance dictates, Maxxon anticipates moving to higher cavitation and high speed assembly equipment with corresponding lower unit costs.
5 cents (compared with 11 cents prior to the labor cost reductions), and additional non-labor savings initiatives should push unit costs even lower during the fourth quarter.
18-micron technology with low NREs, low unit costs and fast cycle times associated with gate array metal finishing.