Title: Administration and operation of product-related content

Authors: Heiko Gsell, Klaus-Dieter Thoben

Addresses: Logica Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Hamborner Strasse 53, D-40472 Dusseldorf, Germany. ' Bremen Institute of Production and Logistics GmbH, Hochschulring 20, D-28359 Bremen, Germany

Abstract: This paper presents methods, models and tools which are of relevance for the administration and operation of product-related content during the development of complex products. The central method presented in this paper is a handling method including a product data model and a process model as a tool and as well as a method, respectively, for analysing the interactions of the actors of a product development project. The effects which could be achieved by using the presented methods, models and tools are higher efficiency and speed of the development of complex products as a result. Thus, positive effects on these important factors determining a company|s success are aimed at.

Keywords: content management; product data models; process modelling; concurrent engineering; simultaneous engineering; product development; complex products.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2009.024189

International Journal of Product Development, 2009 Vol.8 No.2, pp.211 - 223

Published online: 28 Mar 2009 *

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