Methods and Tools for Effective Knowledge Life-Cycle-Management

  • Alain Bernard
  • Serge Tichkiewitch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. KM Needs and Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. S. Ammar-Khodja, Alain Bernard
      Pages 3-21
    3. George Chryssolouris, Dimitris Mavrikios, Menelaos Pappas
      Pages 91-105
    4. George Chryssolouris, Sotiris Makris, Dimitris Mourtzis, Nikolaos Papakostas
      Pages 107-126
    5. Dirk Kotze, Wilhelm Uys, Nicolaas Du Preez
      Pages 127-143
    6. Nicolaas Du Preez, Louis Louw, Eric Lutters
      Pages 159-168
    7. George Chryssolouris, Dimitris Mavrikios, Stathes Xeromerites, Konstantinos Georgoulias
      Pages 213-225
    8. Augusta Maria Paci, Maria Stella Chiacchio, Cecilia Lalle
      Pages 227-240
  3. KM Models, Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Julie Hohenegger, Ahmed Bufardi, Paul Xirouchakis
      Pages 243-258
    3. M. Labrousse, Alain Bernard
      Pages 285-305
    4. Florent Laroche, Alain Bernard, Michel Cotte
      Pages 307-330
    5. Wilhelm Uys, Ernst Uys, Eric Lutters, Nicolaas Du Preez
      Pages 347-361
    6. Nada Matta, L’Hédi Zaher
      Pages 363-373
    7. Ahmed Bufardi, Dimitris Kiritsis, Paul Xirouchakis
      Pages 375-389
    8. Nicolaas Du Preez, Louis Louw, Heinz Essmann, Christiaan Grové, Lizenka van der Walt
      Pages 391-414
  4. Case in Manufacturing Knowledge Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. George Chryssolouris, Dimitris Mourtzis, Panagiotis Stavropoulos, Dimitris Mavrikios, John Pandremenos
      Pages 435-446
    3. Cyril Beylier, Franck Pourroy, François Villeneuve
      Pages 463-478
    4. Alexandre Candlot, Nicolas Perry, Alain Bernard, Samar Ammar-Khodja
      Pages 487-506
    5. George Chryssolouris, Nikolaos Papakostas, Dimitris Mourtzis, Sotiris Makris
      Pages 507-520
    6. George Chryssolouris, Dimitris Mourtzis, Nikolaos Papakostas, Z. Papachatzakis, Stathes Xeromerites
      Pages 521-532
    7. Gila Molcho, Ronit Schneor, Donna Bossin
      Pages 559-578
    8. Christian Kind, Ozan Arpinar, Anke Finnah, Benjamin Schmidt
      Pages 579-586

About these proceedings


Knowledge Management is a broad, critical and strategic issue for all companies. Indeed, knowledge is the key to competitiveness, for today’s competitive business environment requires reactivity, flexibility, agility and innovation. While knowledge itself is difficult to measure, it manifests itself in improved products, technologies and businesses.

Four years ago, based on the experience of many leading experts worldwide, CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering) decided to prepare and structure a proposal for a Network of Excellence. The European Community agreed to fund this NoE, with the aim of building a "Knowledge Community in Production." This aim was achievable because the NoE partners represented the most important universities in Europe and had strong partnerships with laboratories in distant locations, such as Japan, Australia, South Africa and the USA.

This book provides an understanding of what knowledge is and of why it is one of the most strategic issues in future manufacturing competitiveness, which will be based primarily on high-level technologies and innovative products.

The collective experience that contributed to the publication of this book is unique in that it is based on 34 complementary contributions that represent the state of affairs and current topics in Knowledge Management today. The book describes fundamental Knowledge Management concepts, methods and tools as well as concrete experiences which are presented and discussed. The specific European context and some sample cases from European manufacturing knowledge sharing also provide original added value to the book.


Collaborative Engineering Engineering Design Innovation Life-Cycle-Management Manufacturing Mapping PLM Planning Product-Lifecycle-Management knowledge management organization process modelling product modelling production productivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Alain Bernard
    • 1
  • Serge Tichkiewitch
    • 2
  1. 1.IRCCyN, CNRS, UMR 6597Ecole Centrale de NantesNantes Cedex 03France
  2. 2.Laboratoire G-SCOPGrenoble Institute of TechnologyGrenoble Cedex 1France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-78430-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-78431-9
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