Title: A new closed-loop PLM Standard for mass products

Authors: Jacopo Cassina, Maurizio Tomasella, Marco Taisch, Andrea Matta

Addresses: Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci, 20133 Milano, Italy

Abstract: This work presents the product object model developed in the context of the EU-funded FP6-IST project named PROduct lifecycle Management and Information tracking using Smart Embedded systems (PROMISE), aiming at the closure of the whole set of information loops throughout the product lifecycle. The ultimate goals of the project are indeed to integrate product data from the entire lifecycle via different sources, to support comprehensive analysis on this data and to enhance by this the enterprise operational businesses. To achieve these goals, a set of hardware and software tools were developed. This paper presents the conceptual model behind one of the software components of this infrastructure, called the Product Data and Knowledge Management (PDKM) system, which is responsible for the integration and management of both product data and knowledge from all lifecycle phases, on a logically consistent basis. The same model also became the foundation for the proposal of a closed loop PLM standard.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; closed-loop PLM; PLM standards; UML class diagram; product data; knowledge management; PDKM; product object modelling; smart systems; embedded systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2009.024185

International Journal of Product Development, 2009 Vol.8 No.2, pp.141 - 161

Published online: 28 Mar 2009 *

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