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Collaborative Engineering - Main features and challenges of cross-company collaboration in engineering of products and services

(2019) - IEEE-Publicaion
Matthias K├╝nzel/ Tom Kraus/ Sebastian Straub

Though methodologies will change engineering, it will stay crucial for the economic success of products and services. However, the success criteria are changing increasingly. Not only the price, quality and functionality are key factors, rather the prerequisites for future business models are increasingly being created by providing accompanying services and novel possibilities for product enhancement. Strictly speaking, engineering has to prepare the basics for such business models. In a forecast study on behalf of the German Ministry of Economics the authors asked for trends, opportunities and challenges in future engineering. Based on literature analysis and expert interviews success factors and upcoming trends were identified. Collaborative work was identified as a key element in future engineering.

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