Title: Process and impact of product data management implementation

Authors: P.M. Wognum, I.C. Kerssens-Van Drongelen

Addresses: Faculty of Business, Public Administration and Technology, Department of Technology and Organisation, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands. ' Capgemini Consulting Services, PO Box 2575, 3500 GN, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Abstract: According to the definition of CIMdata, Product Data Management (PDM) supports management of both data and the product development process during the total life cycle of the product. However, several problems exist with the adoption and implementation of PDM functionality in organisations. To learn more about the consequences of selecting and implementing PDM functionality, we have performed a survey in Dutch organisations already using PDM functionality. The survey is a step in our research aimed at developing a methodology for selecting and implementing PDM functionality in a specific context.

Keywords: product data management; PDM implementation; technology implementation; product development; The Netherlands.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2005.006666

International Journal of Product Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.5 - 23

Published online: 01 Apr 2005 *

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