Title: Generic PLM system for SMEs: application to an equipment manufacturer

Authors: Julien Le Duigou; Alain Bernard; Nicolas Perry; Jean-Charles Delplace

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Rue du Docteur Schweitzer, Compiègne Cedex 60203, France. ' IRCCyN, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, LUNAM Université, 1 rue de la Noë, Nantes Cedex 44321, France. ' I2M Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux, 15 rue Naudet, Gradignan Cedex 33175, France. ' Centre Technique de l'Industrie Mécanique, 52 Avenue Félix Louat, Senlis Cedex 60300, France

Abstract: For several years, digital engineering has increasingly taken a more important place in the strategic issues of mechanical engineering companies. Our proposition is an approach that enables technical data to be managed and used throughout the product life-cycle. This approach aims to provide assistance for costing, development and industrialisation of the product, and for the capitalisation, the reuse and the extension of fundamental knowledge. It has been experimented within several French companies. This paper presents the case in a company environment that designs and produces families of ship equipment parts.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM; metamodelling; axiomatic design; SMEs: equipment manufacturing; small and medium-sized enterprises; France; part families; ship equipment; product design; product development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2012.046429

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2012 Vol.6 No.1, pp.51 - 64

Accepted: 07 Jun 2011
Published online: 08 Apr 2012 *

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