ProWerk in practice product


Target cost management in the development of a new generation of milling machines, starting with customer surveys and continuing right up to market launch
Our client is a manufacturer of milling machines and machining centres with worldwide operations.
A new, especially costs-sensitive customer base is to be tapped with new models.
As the client was until now exclusively a high-end player, achievement of the target costs is the No. 1 priority.
- Adapt the ProWerk Cost Navigator to the brief.
- Perform value engineering on all components.
- Identify new suppliers.
- Incorporate suppliers into the development process at an early stage.
- Draw up suppliers' contracts.
- Achieve permanent cost transparency with the costs navigator.
Cost reductions of up to 56% for a marginally simpler technical specification compared with similar models.
The timetable was upheld.
Time period: 18 months