Insight Driven Product Decisions

Product Architecture Profitability with PALMA

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Identify Cost Issues Early

The module variant costing tool is part of the profitability suite of tools. It’s used for estimating direct cost of module variants. Here you will see for example the forecasted direct material cost and assembly cost. It also provides an aggregated total cost per sold unit of every module variant. So you can easily identify cost issues while still having time to counter them.

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Production investment business case

Volume is everything in production. Deciding on weather or not to introduce a new module variant requires at least a rough estimate of what investments are needed. In the Module Investment tool all sorts of production investments can be linked to module variants. The tool brings in volume estimates to then provide a good overview of how much each variant must carry.

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Reveal your Complexity Cost

The cost of complexity or cost of variance is often not taken into account in business cases for new development. In PALMA there is a suite of tools that enables a simplified approach to “activity based costing”. This will reveal the true cost of a change to your product assortment and let you make better decisions.

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Birds Eye View of Profitability

In the module system profitability tool, all the cost, revenue and volume projections comes together to form a picture of the future profitability of the module system. And anytime somebody make a change to the module system, the profitability calculations are immediately updated to show the impact.

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