Title: Managing manufacturing data and information in product lifecycle management systems considering changes and revisions

Authors: Iman Morshedzadeh; Amos H.C. Ng; Manfred Jeusfeld

Addresses: School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Högskolevägen, Skövde 54128, Sweden ' School of Engineering Science, University of Skövde, Högskolevägen, Skövde 54128, Sweden; Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 534, Uppsala 75121, Sweden ' School of Informatics, University of Skövde, Högskolevägen, Skövde 54128, Sweden

Abstract: Manufacturing data and information are produced and used during the lifecycle of product development. Product lifecycle management (PLM) systems provide a suitable platform for managing them. For appropriate management of manufacturing data, it needs to be identified, classified, and stored based on the structure of PLM systems. In this paper, the results of an industrial manufacturing data collection study are interpreted, and their relation to the main structures in PLM systems is specified. Subsequently, a new information model for assigning this data and information to the PLM data model is presented. The main contribution of this information model is the definition of property and change objects and integrating them with the structure of PLM systems; changes and revisions of those data are formally defined and hence traceable.

Keywords: manufacturing data and information; product lifecycle management; PLM; information model; information structure; bill of material; bill of process; BoP; bill of resource; BoR; PPR; change; revision.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2021.118041

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2021 Vol.13 No.3, pp.244 - 264

Received: 19 Oct 2020
Accepted: 19 Mar 2021

Published online: 08 Oct 2021 *

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