Special Issue Article
PLM: Change management Process with custom workflow template
|Keshav N. Sakhare, Dr. Balaji M.Dabade, Aniket Kadu
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To design a new product is a challenging task in any company. The company was operating in a highly networked environment. In addition to its own design organization, some external parties were very deeply involved. The subcontractors and partners in various areas, the auditor and the customer are important from both the definition and execution point of view of the design. The development of complex products, such as automobiles, involves engineering changes that frequently require redesigning or altering the products. Although it has been found that efficient management of knowledge and collaboration in engineering changes is crucial for the success of new product development, it is far more difficult than it seems.PLM as we know is a philosophy to control and manage the data flows in a company. As the complexity of the processes go on increasing, managing the data flows becomes complex. Hence it is important to manage these flows through change management processes. The change management tool with workflows would be used so that the subcontractors, the auditor, the customer and the company’s own production could be connected to the design with the assistance of the product lifecycle management system. The paper describes the product life cycle management fundamental, product data management system, organization, product structure, workflow management and related other process. How change management process can be simplified by using custom workflow process.