EXPERIENCE BASED COST MANANGEMENT IN THE EARLY STAGES OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Function orientation and process cost management allows a transparent and complete estimation of costs in the early phases of product development based on developer’s experience. The present approach utilises the experience of developers and shows the relationship between the functions, components and processes of a product with specific requirements. PDM/PLM-systems build the backbone for data based engineering and could be expanded with cost management features. The next step is to integrate the described model in PDM/PLM systems for cost estimation on the basis of functions and requirements in early stages of product development.