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The point of PDM [product data management]

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2 Author(s)
Bryan, M.G. ; CIM Inst., Cranfield Inst. of Technol., Bedford, UK ; Sackett, P.J.

Manufacturing industry's success in reforming itself has exposed an underlying factor limiting further significant gains in competitive performance; the effective management of product data. The growth of computer-based systems has led to the existence of a large amount of product definition data, stored in various locations and formats. To achieve the proper management of these data, product data management (PDM) has evolved. The authors discuss the aims and benefits of PDM

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Manufacturing Engineer  (Volume:76 ,  Issue: 4 )