CAD, CAM, CAE and CIM systems with their ability to quickly generate and change product data have strained the conventional systems used to manage data. As a result, the time spent by an engineer in looking for the right information far exceeds the time spent on the actual design work. A product data management system is a tool that helps engineers and others manage both data and the product development process, and hence support a concurrent engineering framework in a company. Although PDM systems provide numerous benefits to a company, there are problems associated with firstly identifying an appropriate system for a company and then in its implementation. For a successful implementation of a PDM system it is important for a company to first evaluate its requirements. This paper proposes a QFD (quality function deployment) based methodology for evaluating a company’s current status vis‐à‐vis PDM implementation.
Kumar, R. and Midha, P. (2001), "A QFD based methodology for evaluating a company’s PDM requirements for collaborative product development", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 101 No. 3, pp. 126-132. https://doi.org/10.1108/02635570110386634Download as .RIS
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