MER can always be used when connections are to be investigated (correlation calculation) or dependent on influence magnitudes class-free target sizes can be determined e.g.:

  • Plan times for the execution of work tasks
  • Processing time for production orders to the determination of the production dates and the dates of delivery
  • Manufacturing costs and/or first costs for individual parts, assemblies, products
  • Price comparisons to the analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the competition
  • Purchase prices to the analysis of the suppliers market
  • Costs or quantities of auxiliary materials, which are included in the calculation
  • Gross weights of products such as machine elements, assemblies etc.
  • Committee risk premium
  • Waste or cycle material portion
  • Rework risk
  • Admeasurements


Other application areas:

CALCULATION OF COMPLEX PROJECTS (e.g. construction of production hall):

  • Number of employees
  • Interior space built-up area
  • Condition of the underground
  • Season
  • Duration of the planning phase
  • Construction period
  • Architectural execution variants
  • Number of windows
  • Built-up material weight
  • Engaged machines, etc.


SALES DEVELOPMENT (capital goods range):

  • Number of (marketing) staff
  • Wage plan or rather commission system
  • Advertising budget
  • PR-activities
  • Price behaviour
  • Delivery time
  • Number of competitors
  • Design, colour, packaging
  • Economic overall situation
  • Branch economic situation
  • Export portion
  • Inflation rate, investment rate
  • GNP, savings rate
  • Season, weather, etc.


COST TREND (industrial range):

  • Wage level
  • Utilization situation
  • Sickness rate
  • Monetary parities
  • Raw material indices
  • Machine equipment
  • Complaint rate
  • Relation of merchants to engineers
  • Number of managers



  • Price, delivery time
  • Delivery date compliance rate
  • Complaint rate
  • Quality characteristics (age, grade, etc.)
  • Number, duration of the contacts
  • Value of sales organization
  • Amount of the remuneration
  • Number of customers per sales representative



  • Title page organization
  • Cover story
  • Number of pages
  • Season (month, week)
  • Number of readers in the previous months (weeks)
  • Enclosures (give-aways)
  • Aspect ratio editorial office/display
  • Point-of-sales advertising
  • Radio, television advertising
  • Price
  • Number of competitive products in the same market segment, ect.

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