Title: An illustrated glossary of ambiguous PLM terms used in discrete manufacturing

Authors: Romain Pinquié; Louis Rivest; Frédéric Segonds; Philippe Véron

Addresses: Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes, UMR CNRS 7296, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2, cours des Arts et Métiers, 13617 Aix-en-Provence, France ' Départment de génie de la production automatisée, École de technologie supérieure, 1100 rue Notre-Dame ouest, Montréal, Québec H3C 1K3, Canada ' Laboratoire Conception de Produits et Innovation, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 151, Boulevard de l’Hôpital, 75013 Paris, France ' Laboratoire des Sciences de l'Information et des Systèmes, UMR CNRS 7296, Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2, cours des Arts et Métiers, 13617 Aix-en-Provence, France

Abstract: Product lifecycle management (PLM) is a strategic product-centric, lifecycle-oriented and information-driven business approach that strives to integrate people and their inherent practices, processes, and technologies, both within and across functional areas of the extended enterprise from inception to disposal. The integration of people relies on the harmonisation of domain-specific glossaries by standardising a universal PLM vocabulary. So far, unfortunately, there is no PLM standard vocabulary. Therefore, the tremendous amount of knowledge that is continually brought forward by academic research studies, industrial practices and computer-aided applications causes semantic ambiguities. This paper consists of an illustrated glossary and a conceptual map. The glossary identifies, discusses, clarifies and illustrates ambiguous terms used in discrete manufacturing. The conceptual map finally underlines the logical flow of refereed definitions.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM terms; ambiguous terms; discrete manufacturing; illustrated glossary; unified PLM vocabulary; conceptual mapping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2015.070580

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2015 Vol.8 No.2, pp.142 - 171

Received: 25 Jul 2014
Accepted: 07 Mar 2015

Published online: 10 Jul 2015 *

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