Title: PLM as linkage process in a systems engineering framework

Authors: M. Messaadia, A-E-K. Sahraoui

Addresses: Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Arcitecture des Systemes, LAAS-CNRS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche 31077 Toulouse, Cedex 04, France. ' Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Arcitecture des Systemes, LAAS-CNRS, 7 Avenue du Colonel Roche 31077 Toulouse, Cedex 04, France; Industrial Engineering Department, IUT-B Universite de Toulouse, France

Abstract: This paper focuses on three related issues and their integration: manufacturing systems, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Systems Engineering (SE). There are two contributions; the first is to customise SE processes towards PLM processes; and the second contribution is to set an SE framework for manufacturing. By such an original approach, we show that PLM can be a linkage concept between the development of final-product and the development of enabling-product. A case study is presented to illustrate the last point.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM processes; standards; systems engineering; traceability; manufacturing systems; product development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2007.012503

International Journal of Product Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.3/4, pp.382 - 395

Published online: 19 Feb 2007 *

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