Automotive & Mobility

Systematizing the Planning and Management of Development Cost for New Cars


How can a centralized planning and cost estimations for new car developments effectively conducted on component, cost-center, and activity level?

Problem-Solving Approach

Defining a standardized vehicle structure:

Identifying the cost levers and defining the premises:

Detailed analysis of past vehicle projects:

Determining to-be values for the development costs based on the functional specifications of a standard vehicle


Applying the new planning method:

Conceptualizing and developing a new IT tool for planning


Effort and time required for estimating the development costs for new vehicle projects significantly reduced


Reliable and ambitious basis for the planning of development cost established that is well accepted by the various departments


Key cost drivers determined that can be used to assess the costs of different technological concepts


Transparency on costs improved to allow the definition and prioritization of project/vehicle specifications


Basis for systematically identifying improvement potentials and following up the initiated measures in a transparent way