Application of PLM Processes to Respond to Mechanical SMEs Needs

  • J. Le Duigou
  • A. Bernard
  • N. Perry
  • J.-C. Delplace
Conference paper


PLM is today a reality for mechanical SMEs. Some companies easily implement PLM systems but it is more hazardous for SMEs. This chapter aims to explain why some of them do not success to integrate PLM systems. This analysis is based on the needs of the SMEs in the mechanical domain, the processes that respond to those needs and the actual PLM software functionalities. The proposition of a typology of those companies and the responses of those needs by PLM processes will be explain through the applications of a demonstrator applying appropriate generic data model and modelling framework.


Product lifecycle management Product-process modelling Information system 



We would like to thank PSL CONCEPT, CAPRICORN and SMP companies for allowing us to carry out our study in their companies and for their technical support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Le Duigou
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Bernard
    • 1
  • N. Perry
    • 2
  • J.-C. Delplace
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecole Centrale de Nantes, IRCCyN UMR CNRS 6597Nantes Cedex 3France
  2. 2.LGM2B Université de Bordeaux1Gradignan CedexFrance
  3. 3.Centre technique des industries mécaniquesSenlis CedexFrance

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