Systems Engineering and Model-Based Systems Engineering

The development of smart, connected products is a highly interdisciplinary process. Not only must the engineering disciplines traditionally involved in mechanical, electrical/electronic and software development be integrated in the development process at an early stage but also new stakeholders , so that their various requirements can be incorporated: the production planning department, which has to […]

Integration of ALM, PDM, and ERP Systems

Today, a variety of different management systems control the processes involved in mechanical and software development as well as logistics and production: ALM (application lifecycle management) for the software, PDM (product data management) for the mechanical systems and ERP (enterprise resource planning) for manufacturing control. The ability to access, at any time, up-to-date and binding […]

Agile Process and Modular PLM Architectures

The development of products and production systems that are linked via the Internet places new demands on how PLM processes are organized and what PLM system landscapes look like. The integration of not just the different engineering disciplines but also the development and manufacturing planning departments or the development and service departments is becoming increasingly […]

From Industry 4.0 to New Business Models

Industry 4.0 involves far more than increasing efficiency and flexibility in manufacturing through the intelligent networking of machines, systems, workpieces and IT systems. First and foremost, it involves the development of smart, connected products, which, in the view of a plant engineer, also includes the machines. And it involves the development of new, service-oriented business […]