Step 1- Problem or Opportunity Statement
Do we need a refrigarator? Yes absolutely. Nowadays every family, every house must have refrigerator to keep food fresh. Manufactures offer various product and let customer choose by their preference. Since me and my wife is moving in to our new home, we are confused in buying a refrigerator. We should consider about price, feature, power consumption and also the model.
First we will discuss from total life cycle aspect.
Step 2 – “FEASIBLE alternatives”
I saw in the market some electronic brand in range Rp 2.000.000 – Rp 3.000.000. I will compare brands that have good reputation such as LG, Toshiba, and Panasonic: LG GN-V212SLT, Toshiba GR-M345E, Panasonic NR-B221MG.
Step 3- Develop the outcomes for each alternative (minimum 2)
The comparison of 3 refrigerator models are shown below:
Step 4- Selection of the acceptable criteria.
Acceptable criteria is minumum/lower value of total life cycle cost, total life cycle cost divide into Investment period and operation period.
Step 5- Analysis/ Comparison of the Alternatives against the Criteria
From data above, we know toshiba is the lowest value of total life cycle cost in ten years usage. The second lowest value is Panasonic, then LG. However, Panasonic and LG is slightly different in total life cycle cost, and quite expensive compared to Toshiba’s.
Step 6- Selection of the Best/ Preferred Alternative Compared against the Criteria
Choosing Toshiba in term of the lowest value of total life cycle cost may be the best choice. It’s because Toshiba’s power consumption is only 40 watt (the smallest watt) and also with the price is only Rp. 2.199.000 (the cheapest). Those factors will affect to total calculation life cycle cost.
Step 7- Performance Monitoring and Post Evaluation of Result/ Follow up Assessment
However, choosing Panasonic brand, has advantage in higer capacity and also good in enviromental aspect because Panasonic don’t use CFC anymore. In other word, if I don’t have limited budget and caring for enviroment I would buy Panasonic.
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