Coordinating the Engineering and Aftermarket Disciplines in Early Phases of Product Development
Paper i proceeding, 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, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling

Johan Malmqvist

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling

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



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