A Design Logistics Support Tool on an Operational Level

  • L. Louis-sidney
  • V. Cheutet
  • S. Lamouri
  • O. Puron
  • A. Mezza
Conference paper


The level of efficiency in the dissemination of knowledge within an organization is recognized as being a competitive advantage. Therefore, various means appeared in order to share it. Among the existing ways, the use of documents and files to encapsulated consistent knowledge of refined granularity (figures, words, etc.) is a well-known practice. However, the latter sometimes complicates its extraction or reuse in product re-development project. For a large company, improvement resides in the need to implement veritable design logistics covering also this knowledge of refined granularity. The purpose of this chapter is to propose a solution to support the automated sharing of this type of knowledge in the context of a product design process. This solution is based on an information system, the architecture of which will be presented and partially validated by the implementation of an application case provided by our industrial partner, Renault-DIM (Mechanical Engineering Department).


Knowledge Granularity Exchange Information system Design process 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Louis-sidney
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. Cheutet
    • 1
  • S. Lamouri
    • 1
  • O. Puron
    • 2
  • A. Mezza
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Ingénierie des Systèmes Mécaniques et des Matériaux EA 2336Institut Supérieur de Mécanique de ParisSaint-Ouen CedexFrance
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentRenaultRueil-Malmaison CedexFrance

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