PLM (Product Life-Cycle Management), a kind of IT strategy that is extremely potential in commerce is rising in recent years. It's significant to corporation's informationization, especially to the manufacturing.
There are many methods to solve it, but all the solutions have the basic thought that is to precede the demand as a whole in the course of developing the information system, Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) is one of the solutions, it has considered the product’s each stage from market demand to finally discard.
The bill of material(BOM) was put forward to solve the information integration(II) between the computer aided design(CAD) system and the product data management(PDM) system in the collaborative product design(CPD) from the view of the product life-cycle management.
The progress of technology and the diversification of demand also urge the global market competition with many new features in the 21's century, such as shortage of product life-cycle, swelling of product varieties, high delivery requirement and high service expectation.
Facing today's market environment-shorter product life-cycle,diversified customer's requirement and keen competition,manufacturing firms are thinking how to meet the market demand flexibly and rapidly.
In the product life-cycle, robustness helps the designer to perform changes as a result of product updates, integration of new components and subsystems, or modifications of the environment.
The empirical results, in the context of the product life-cycle framework, show that small firms enjoy a higher probability of survival in stages of high technological activity, and in products that are more technical in nature.
Economic performance and "frontier" efficiency: A product life-cycle approach
Although they are intended to overcome incompatibility problems for the computer-based applications that are used during the product life-cycle, they turned out to be semantically incompatible among themselves.
It is shown that at different stages of the product life-cycle, different intelligent and knowledge-oriented techniques are used, mainly because of the varied levels of complexity associated with those stages.