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Product Architecture Profitability with PALMA
The module variant costing tool is part of the profitability suite of tools. It's used for estimating the direct cost of module variants. Here you will see the forecasted direct material and assembly costs. It also provides an aggregated total cost per sold unit for every module variant. So you can easily identify cost issues giving your team time to counter them.
Volume is everything in production. To decide whether or not to introduce a new module variant requires, at a minimum, a rough estimate of what investments are needed. In the Module Investment tool, many production investments can be linked to module variants. The tool brings in volume estimates to provide a good overview of how much each variant will carry.
The cost of complexity and variance is often not considered in business cases for new development. In PALMA, there is a suite of tools that enables a simplified approach to "activity-based costing." These tools will reveal the true cost of a change to your product assortment allowing you to make much better decisions.