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Nowadays, most manufacturing industries are in confronted by rapidly changing of market requirements and tremendous pressure of technology developments. As the product development requires shorter lead-time and faster response for the market demand, closed communication and collaboration is required. In traditional way of engineering, each system is commonly operated in isolated environment, and efficient communication with each other is difficult to achieve. This causes waste of investment on the hardware, software, human resources, and also causes inefficiency in the product development and production. PLM(Product Lifecycle Management) and new IT(Information Technology) are the most powerful approaches to solve these problems. PLM is one of innovative manufacturing paradigms which leverage e-business technologies to allow a companypsilas product content to be developed and integrated with all company business process through the extended enterprise. For the successful achievement to PLM, the management, creation, collaboration of all product and manufacturing related information is essential, and the exchange of product information is core part of PLM business process. This paper proposes the methodology and prototype system for product information exchanges and integrated managements in automotive supply network. This approach architected by using ooCBD(object oriented component-based development) which can analyze and refine from the use case model to implementation test. Then, we define a BOM(Bill of Material) neutral file that is XML(eXtensible Mark-up Language) format based on PLM Services standard. PLM Services is an articulate PLM data model schema to exchange product information. Eventually, we implement the software modules to support data exchange between commercial PDM(Product Data Management) systems of diverse suppliers and CAD system. In this research, object CAD/PDM Systems are Teamcenter Engineering, SmarTeam and CATIA. Using this product informati- on exchanges and integrated management in engineering collaboration portal and suggested neutral file for BOM, many engineers in supply network can share their information and knowledge in a fast, integrated and convenient way.
Computer Science and Information Engineering, 2009 WRI World Congress on (Volume:3 )
Date of Conference: March 31 2009-April 2 2009