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By Antti Saaksvuori, Anselmi Immonen

This e-book on Product Lifecycle administration (PLM) introduces the reader to the elemental phrases and basics of PLM. It presents an exceptional origin for beginning a PLM improvement venture in addition to offers principles and examples of the way PLM can be used in a variety of industries. additionally, it bargains an perception into how PLM can help in growing new company possibilities and in making actual eBusiness attainable.

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However, it is wrong to expect the system itself to solve data management problems. For one company a PLM system is no more than a tool to improve the effectiveness of daily business. To others it is an investment, which will help the company to take over international markets. Product lifecycle management continues to be developed while, at the same time, more and more companies are implementing it. This is caused by the complexity and the large amount of data involved in creating, maintaining and delivering products.

BLOCK MAIN SYSTEMS decks bulkheads Shell plating Functions Structure HULL STRUCTURE SYSTEMS HULL ACCOUNTS INVOICES COST POOLS COST CODE-M OVERHEAD SHIP COSTS COST Money Figure 7. An example of a possible information model for the ship construction industry. In this example the relation of various information entities, which are very essential for a ship, are described. This example contains the tangible product (hull and systems) and intangible product (space) and their relation to project and delivery management as well as to financial models and cost allocation Information models and product structures 25 26 Chapter 2 – Fundamentals Reasons for the deployment of PLM systems Product lifecycle management systems are implemented in different companies for different reasons.

50 Chapter 4 – Product structures An international product model standard – STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data) ISO 10303 – officially defines a generic (general) object-oriented product model. At the conceptual level, STEP describes: 1. Definitions of object classes common to all the application areas of the product model 2. Definitions of objects unique to some particular field, such as shipbuilding. This is called the Application Protocol (AP) of STEP (cf. Appendix 2, B. STEP) In other words, STEP provides an internationally standardized tool for defining product models and product structures and a tool for exchanging this structurally arranged product data between different information processing systems, companies and communities.

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