Coordinating the Engineering and Aftermarket Disciplines in Early Phases of Product Development
Paper in proceedings, 2006

Product development is a complex engineering activity in most manufacturing companies, as it entails the consideration and elaboration of a wide variety of parameters. The early involvement of important cross-functions, e.g. manufacturing and aftermarket, facilitates great opportunities in terms of lowering lead-times and cost and increasing product quality. However, it also complicates the engineering work, as a broader range of stakeholders gets involved earlier in the development process. This research work considers two parallel and integrated pre-studies aligned towards the engineering and the support view of a future product. Organisational, procedural, method, and IT aspects are examined. The extension of this work will provide better possibilities to administer and process product information within a cross-functional product development environment.

and IT


Product development



Trond Zimmerman

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Johan Malmqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Proceedings of 1st Nordic Conference on Product Lifecycle Management - NordPLM'06, Göteborg, January 25-26 2006


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