Cost Management

The Cost Management team C3M (Capital, Capacity and Cost Management) studies and teaches methods of cost management and asset life cycle management from the perspective of managerial decision-making. The research aims to develop models and analyses for industrial companies and service organisations.

The two main themes of the research are industrial asset management and working capital management. The research addresses for example the following topics:

  • Life cycle cost models
  • Asset management in business networks and ecosystems
  • Value of industrial maintenance services and digitalisation (IoT)
  • Cycle times of working capital and profitability
  • Working capital models in value chains