International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Alain Bernard
ISSN online: 1743-5129
ISSN print: 1743-5110
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Product Lifecycle Management is defined as a strategic business approach for effective management and use of corporate intellectual capital. Challenges faced by product development teams include globalisation, outsourcing, mass customisation, fast innovation and product traceability, enhancing the need for collaboration and knowledge management along the product lifecycle stages. PLM systems are gaining acceptance for managing all information about products throughout their whole lifecycle, from conceptualisation to operations/disposal. IJPLM addresses the development, promotion and coordination of PLM science and practice.


 Topics covered include

  • PLM for digital factories
  • End of life and regulatory aspects
  • Long-term retention and archiving
  • Embedded lifecycle intelligence in products, traceability/security issues
  • PLM infrastructure, implementation processes
  • Capture, structuring, reuse of lifecycle information
  • Collaborative product development, models for cross-disciplinary information sharing
  • PLM user requirements, customer preferences
  • Lifecycle virtual and simulation environments
  • Interoperability and enterprise systems integration
  • Emerging PLM standards and best practices
  • Organisational change management, PLM support for product innovation
  • Business strategies and benefits
  • Green and sustainable products
  • PLM educational and training approaches

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To draw up the prospects for research in this field, the IJPLM aims to help its readers understand and address PLM issues, identify appropriate visions and strategies, and then successfully plan, implement and use the corresponding systems and practices. IJPLM aims to contribute to a wide-scale dissemination of PLM knowledge, and works that seek to develop and apply pragmatic and advanced solutions for deploying collaborative processes of value creation and delivery. It also establishes channels of communication between experts in academic and research institutions, practitioners and professionals working in industry and related business, and policy makers.


Engineers and academics working in university research and design departments and institutes; and managers, designers, technologists, and research and development engineers working in industry.


IJPLM welcomes original papers that pertain to state-of-the-art, research and development, product development case studies, novel applications, and tools in the areas related to PLM. It also publishes conference reports, relevant reports and news, book reviews and briefs, and also educational approaches. Suggestions for Special Issues devoted to important topics in Product Lifecycle Management and related topics are welcome.



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    Honorary Editor

  • Bouras, Abdelaziz, Qatar University, Qatar

    Editor in Chief

  • Bernard, Alain, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Managing Editor

  • Sapidis, Nickolas S., University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Associate Editor

  • Rachuri, Sudarsan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Regional Editor Asia

  • Gurumoorthy, Balan, Indian Institute of Science, India

Regional Editor Europe

  • McMahon, Chris, University of Bristol, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Bilalis, Nikolaos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Chakpitak, Nopasit, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Cugini, Umberto, Politechnico de Milano, Italy
  • Dutta, Debasish, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • El-Beqqali, Omar, University S. M. Ben Abdallah, Morocco
  • Eynard, Benoît, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
  • Foufou, Sebti, Qatar University, Qatar
  • Huang, George Q., The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Hvolby, Hans-Henrik, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Jardim-Goncalves, Ricardo, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Kärkkäinen, Hannu, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Kiritsis, Dimitris, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Lim, Jong Gyun, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Democratic People|S South Korea
  • Lopez-Ortega, Omar, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Mexico
  • Lu, Wen Feng, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Mas Morate, Fernando, AIRBUS Military, Spain
  • McKay, Alison, University of Leeds, UK
  • Nee, Andrew Yeh-Ching, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Nöel, Frédéric, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
  • Ouzrout, Yacine, Université Lumière Lyon 2 - IUT Lumière, France
  • Park, YoungWon, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Pels, Henk Jan, Technische University Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Ríos Chueco, José, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Rivest, Louis, Ecole de technologie superieure, Canada
  • Roucoules, Lionel, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers, France
  • Schabacker, Michael, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Segonds, Frederic, Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France
  • Silventoinen, Anneli, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Smirnov, Alexander, Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS), Russian Federation
  • Subrahmanian, Eswran, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Terzi, Sergio, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Thoben, Klaus-Dieter, BIBA - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH, Germany
  • Tollenaere, Michel, INPG National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble, France
  • Vajna, Sandor, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
  • Van Houten, Fred, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Vieira, Darli Rodrigues, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada
  • Young, Robert, Loughborough University, UK
  • Zancul, Eduardo de Senzi, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil


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