Application of PLM Processes to Respond to Mechanical SMEs Needs

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Product lifecycle management Product-process modelling Information system 

Notes

Acknowledgements

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.

References

  1. 1.
    Cetim (2007) Enquête de besoin sur le travail collaboratif. Document interne.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Balocco, R., Mainetti, S., Rangone, A. (2006) Innovare e competere con le ICT – Il ruolo delle tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione nella crescita delle PMI, IlSole24ore, Milano.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    CIMdata Inc. (2003) Product Lifecycle Management“Empowering the Future of Business”.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Stark, J. (2004) Product Lifecycle Management: Paradigm for 21st Century Product Realisation. Springer, London.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Terzi, S. (2005) Element of product lifecycle management: Definitions, open issues and reference models, Thèse de Doctorat, Université de Nancy I.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Dutta, D. (2005) Sustaining product innovation thru PLM. International Seminar on Product Lifecycle Management, 18–19 March 2005, Noida, India.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lowe, A., McMahon, C., Culley, S.J. (2004) Information access, storage and use by engineering designers. The Journal of the Institution of Engineering Designers, 30(2):30–32.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Gzara, L. (2000) Les patterns pour l’ingénierie des systèmes d’information produit, Thèse de Doctorat, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    SEINE (2008) Livrables Publics. http://www.seine-plm.org/, 17/11/2009.
  10. 10.
    Braudel, H., Nicot, M., Dunyach, J.C. (2001) Overall presentation of ENANCE project, production cost & time to market – Aircraft technologies. Air & Space Europe, 3(3–4):49–52.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    VIVACE (2007) Final Technical Achievements. http://www.vivaceproject.com/technical_leaflet_final.pdf, 17/11/2009.
  12. 12.
    Le Duigou, J., Bernard, A., Perry, N., Delplace, J.C. (2008) Inductive approach for the specification of a generic PLM system in an extended enterprise context. 5th international conference on Digital Enterprise Technology, 22–24 October 2008, Nantes, France.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Le Duigou, J., Bernard, A., Perry, N., Delplace, J.C. (2009) A constraints driven product lifecycle management framework. CIRP Design Conference 2009, 30–31 March 2009, Cranfield, UK.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Le Duigou, J., Bernard, A., Perry, N., Delplace, J.C. (2009) Specification of a generic PLM system dedicated to SMEs based on a PPRO meta-model. 16th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering, 04–06 May 2009, Cairo, Egypt.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Kosanke, K., Zelm, M. (1999) CIMOSA modelling processes. Computer in Industry, 40:141–153.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    GERAM (1999) GERAM:Generalised Enterprise Reference Architecture and Methodology v1.6.3, IFIP–IFAC Task Force on Architectures for Enterprise Integration.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    El Kadiri, S., Pernelle, P., Delattre, M., Bouras, A. (2009) Current situation of PLM systems in SME/SMI: Survey’s results and analysis. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, 06–08 July 2009, Bath, UK.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Salau, I. (1995) La Conception Distribuée : Théorie et Méthodologie, Thèse de Doctorat, Université de Nancy I.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

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

Personalised recommendations