Product lifecycle management in mass customisation

A technical case study

Juha Kareinen, Jyri Pötry, Jukka Hemilä

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

Abstract

Well performing product data management (PDM) is essential for industrial companies in multiple ways: assuring good quality in services and products, managing production efficiently and responding to changing customer requirements. The product data itself is generated in different phases of product life cycle, from innovation to the termination of a product. The technology used for managing all the data and business processes during product life cycle is called Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). PLM-process encloses collection, management and distribution of product related data in the whole product life cycle. In practice, companies are challenged by the increase in product data. Meantime, it is well known that the fast evolution in technology has shortened product life cycles whilst the customers tend to require larger product variety. The time-based competition in the markets sets the goals in delivery speed and accuracy at high levels. In order to succeed in satisfying the customers, product development and ramp-up processes need to be shortened and enhanced. A solution for maintaining and increasing the competitiveness can be found in mass customisation in hand with efficient product life cycle management. From the point of view of the product data, this means accurate information sharing between multiple stakeholders. A challenge lies in various business applications, which run different life cycle processes resulting in data dispersion and complexity of data distribution. This paper presents a case study and a solution pilot from the information systems' perspective, emphasising the needs of small and medium-sized industries. Technically the case consists of four integrated operative information systems - such as product data management or enterprise resource planning - whose roles are clearly defined and separated. Seamless, process driven data distribution is achieved by following service oriented architecture. By these means the information systems can enable product life cycle management in mass customisation, where the target is fast and efficient order-fulfilment with wide product variety.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventFactory Automation 2011 Conference - Györ, Hungary
Duration: 25 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

ConferenceFactory Automation 2011 Conference
CountryHungary
CityGyör
Period25/05/1126/05/11

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Product lifecycle management
Mass customization
Product lifecycle
Information systems
Product data management
Product variety
Business process
Termination
Industry
Time-based competition
Competitiveness
Enterprise resource planning
Innovation
Integrated
Customer requirements
Management process
Multiple stakeholders
Systems perspective
Product development
Service-oriented architecture

Keywords

  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • mass customisation
  • sales configuration
  • enterprise resource planning

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Kareinen, J., Pötry, J., & Hemilä, J. (2011). Product lifecycle management in mass customisation: A technical case study. Paper presented at Factory Automation 2011 Conference, Györ, Hungary.
Kareinen, Juha ; Pötry, Jyri ; Hemilä, Jukka. / Product lifecycle management in mass customisation : A technical case study. Paper presented at Factory Automation 2011 Conference, Györ, Hungary.
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Kareinen, J, Pötry, J & Hemilä, J 2011, 'Product lifecycle management in mass customisation: A technical case study' Paper presented at Factory Automation 2011 Conference, Györ, Hungary, 25/05/11 - 26/05/11, .

Product lifecycle management in mass customisation : A technical case study. / Kareinen, Juha; Pötry, Jyri; Hemilä, Jukka.

2011. Paper presented at Factory Automation 2011 Conference, Györ, Hungary.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

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