Modeling workflow activities for collaborative process planning with product lifecycle management tools

  • H. R. Siller
  • A. Estruch
  • C. VilaEmail author
  • J. V. Abellan
  • F. Romero


Process planning activities are critical in manu- facturing distributed environments where different companies need to collaborate in product development. In this work, we propose a workflow model for a collaborative process planning environment in which original equipment manufacturer and suppliers companies interact with the help of Product Lifecycle Management and CAD/CAM tools. The proposed workflow model establishes the different activities, the information flows and the different stages that must be followed by all the participants. A pilot implementation has been made in order to validate the model in a realistic industrial scenario.


Collaborative process planning Product lifecycle management Extended enterprise Workflow management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Siller
    • 1
  • A. Estruch
    • 2
  • C. Vila
    • 2
    Email author
  • J. V. Abellan
    • 2
  • F. Romero
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Innovation in Design and TechnologyTechnológico de MonterreyMonterreyMexico
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and DesignUniversitat Jaume ICastellónSpain

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