COSTS IN MODULARIZATION APPROACHES: A CO-CITATION ANALYSIS
Economic aspects of modular product structures can be considered under several aspects and is becoming a research trend of increasing interest. The purpose of this systematic literature review, based on a co-citation analysis, is to clarify the consideration of costs in modularization approaches. It gives an overview of research trends and gaps. Six different research focuses are identified. In summary, the integration of cost prognoses, cost assessment and cost reduction in one complexity cost management approach results to be an interesting challenge for further research.