Platform Strategies from a PLM Perspective - Theory and Practice for the Aerospace Industry
Paper i proceeding, 2012
The fierce competition of today pushes companies to be more effective in developing, producing and delivering their products. Reusing knowledge, often through adopting platform based development, is recognized as a necessity to be able to compete. This paper analyzes platform approaches from a Product Lifecycle Management perspective and how well they cover the aerospace industry’s needs. A literature study gathers several different platform strategies and maps them to what is needed to be able to cover the product from cradle to grave. As a first step towards bridge the gaps, a case study at an aerospace supplier is performed, resulting in a PLM architecture for developing, configuring and verifying a Turbine Rear Structure.