Have you ever thought of the term "market shakeout due to regulations" in your development and design phase? Certainly you have - but also beyond the obvious, technical aspects? Already today there are a multitude of directives and regulations that directly or indirectly influence or will influence your products (or their components) during their life cycle. And in the context of globalization, this also means compliance with the laws in the sales territories - including the provision of replacement or additional components. This white paper provides an overview and solutions for an integrated product policy, taking into account both regulations and their impact on product design plans.