PLM as Support for Global Design Reuse - Long Term Benefits and Immediate Drawbacks
Paper in proceedings, 2012

To stay competitive, a large company must make use of its size and gain economy of scale, one way being through reusing designed parts and tech-nology knowledge globally throughout the organization. This paper describes a case study performed at a company that is implement-ing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, globally across sever-al different divisions, to be able to reuse design across the organization. The study shows that though global design reuse is the final goal, the way there is long. The true benefits are still in the future, but there are issues with the PLM solution on the designer level. To prevent such a situation in the fu-ture, the authors suggest that benefits shall be defined for all phases in the PLM implementation, not just as high business goals for the final stage. That way, you keep momentum in the change effort and keep all parties motivated.

Author

Christoffer E Levandowski

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Mattias Bokinge

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Johan Malmqvist

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

9th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management - PLM12

Subject Categories

Mechanical Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Production

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10/8/2017