Authors: Peter Denno, Thomas Thurman
Addresses: Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA. ' Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Abstract: Good decision-making is founded on good information. Information technology supporting product lifecycle management ought to provide a high degree of information cohesion and traceability – knowledge of the interrelations among data, and basis for belief. Providing cohesion and traceability is made difficult by differences in viewpoint and ontology employed by the various disciplines and organisations involved in the product lifecycle. This paper describes an analysis of cohesion and traceability into its constituents properties. The paper suggests that process-aware integration schema can improve the cohesion and traceability among product data.
Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM; information quality; product design; integration schema; information modelling; product development; information technology; product data cohesion; product data traceability.
International Journal of Product Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.1/2, pp.109 - 122
Published online: 01 Apr 2005 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article