Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is an information technology concept bringing several potential benefits to product development organizations. However, it has been reported that PLM implementations in industry render unsatisfactory results. Hence, the overall aim with the work presented in this thesis is to develop new tools and methods, which can lead to improved outcomes from future PLM implementations.
The problem is approached by utilizing published experiences, structured as guidelines (best practices), from previous PLM implementations. A guideline can be defined as a directional recommendation for what to do (or what not to do) in a specific context. The guidelines are summarized in a tool that can be used to identify weak spots in PLM implementations. As such, the methods and tool directs focus on areas in need of improvements. The tool also support benchmarking of PLM solutions in different companies.
Project leader: Johan Malmqvist
Volvo Group, Emerson Rosemount Tank Radar
Wingquist Laboratory Vinn Excellence Center
Systems engineering & PLM
PDM, PLM, Implementation guidelines, best practice