Title: Organisational change and knowledge management in PLM implementation

Authors: Marco Garetti, Sergio Terzi, Norma Bertacci, Maurizio Brianza

Addresses: Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bergamo, viale Marconi 5, 20044 Dalmine, Bergamo, Italy. ' Bticino group, Vial Borri, 231, 21100 Varese, Italy. ' Bticino group, Vial Borri, 231, 21100 Varese, Italy

Abstract: PLM, Product Lifecycle Management is a new organisational, technology based, business model to run company activities for accomplishing current product innovation requirements. The PLM business model may be applied in the manufacturing sector, in the engineering and contracting and in the service sector. PLM is being considered as one of the major technological and organisational challenges of this decade to face the shortening of product lifecycles, the trend toward collaboration in product design and product manufacturing and, in general, to deal with the large amount of product related data amongst business actors in inter-enterprise contexts. The implementation of the PLM approach can foster a company|s product innovation ability, supposing that organisational change and knowledge management are jointly conducted.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; PLM; knowledge management; change management; organisational change; product design; product development; product innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPLM.2005.007344

International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, 2005 Vol.1 No.1, pp.43 - 51

Published online: 07 Jul 2005 *

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