Engineering and Production Management

Product Lifecycle Mangement

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

• Basics of PDM and PLM
• PLM as a strategic approach and PDM as a tool
• PLM solutions as the backbone of virtual product development
• Organizational and methodological prerequisites for the introduction and application of PLM concepts
• Components and core features of PLM solutions
• Integration of different product data and task distribution between different product data management applications
• Technical infrastructure and system functions of PLM solutions
• Economic considerations of PLM solutions

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:

• Explain methods of product data management and product lifecycle management using tangible practical examples
• Characterize different views of the product lifecycle and necessary measures for data and process integration
• Analyze and evaluate organizational and methodological prerequisites for the introduction and application of PLM concepts
• Demonstrate the economic benefits of using PLM concepts
• Identify approaches for the integration of different product data within IT systems and design solutions for PDM or PLM systems
• Prepare the implementation of PLM solutions in enterprises and successfully organize their introduction

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; M. Eigner, R. Stelzer: Product Lifecycle Management; V. Arnold, H. Dettmering: Product Lifecycle Management beherrschen: Ein Anwenderhandbuch für den Mittelstand; J. Feldhusen, B. Gebhardt: Product Lifecycle Management für die Praxis; A. Scheer, M. Boczanski, M. Muth, W. Schmitz, U. Segelbacher: Prozessorientiertes Product Lifecycle Management; J. Stark: Product Lifecycle Management; A. Saaksvuori, A. Immonen: Product Lifecycle Management

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Mechanical and Production Engineering Basics

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams