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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the Context of Industry 4.0

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The article presents the essence, genesis and development trends of PLM systems. Currently, these are advanced tools supporting the work of engineers at all stages of the product lifecycle. They are particularly useful, and even necessary, in the design of products integrating various fields of technology (engineering), i.e. products with mechanical, electrical, electronic, IT components, etc. The development of Industry 4.0 technology creates new requirements, but also opportunities for PLM systems. The article presents the essence, genesis and development trends of PLM systems. I also presents the selected examples of the use of Industry 4.0 technology in PLM systems, including the industrial Internet of Things, virtual and augmented reality and digital twins.


  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Service Lifecycle Management
  • Connected PLM
  • Industry 4.0

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    INCOSE – International Council of Systems Engineering.


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Duda, J., Oleszek, S., Santarek, K. (2022). Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the Context of Industry 4.0. In: Trojanowska, J., Kujawińska, A., Machado, J., Pavlenko, I. (eds) Advances in Manufacturing III. MANUFACTURING 2022. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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