The digital transformation that the industrial and construction sectors have been undergoing for years necessitates changes not only in the production itself but also in the management and communication processes within companies. Access to modern tools, a change in data management approach, and product life cycle can significantly streamline processes within the enterprise. Provided that they are properly implemented and tailored to the needs and specificities of each individual company.
PDM & PLM
PDM, which stands for Product Data Management, and PLM, which stands for Product Lifecycle Management, are two processes that form the foundation of modern production processes. They allow for a holistic approach to the product, systematization of knowledge about it, and efficient management.
What is PDM?
PDM is a strategy that focuses on product technical data and process management. Implementing PDM in an organization enables the collection and sharing of product data and documentation.
For PDM to be effectively implemented in a manufacturing company, it is necessary to select and implement an appropriate system. Its task will be to store, organize, and provide access to data related to the product.
Due to the type of data stored (3D models and related 2D drawings), a PDM system must ensure:
High level of data organization,
Management of project documentation,
Integration with ERP systems.
What are the benefits of PDM?
Single source of data,
Easy access to all information,
Elimination of duplicates,
Documentation of change history,
Avoidance of mistakes resulting from file versioning,
Data sharing across all departments of the company,
Reduction in the number of errors,
Elimination of paper-based document circulation
What is PLM?
PLM is a strategy that encompasses the entire product lifecycle. Of course, due to the specificity of each product, different stages can be identified, but typically, the phases include conceptualization, production, delivery, service, and disposal.
Why is it worth implementing PLM?
PLM enables a strategic approach to the product and structured management of it. Such an approach allows for more efficient implementation of optimization and innovative solutions, ultimately leading to revenue maximization.
However, PLM not only facilitates strategic decision-making but also provides significant operational benefits. It offers a clear and transparent structure of processes, internal dependencies, departmental responsibilities, and team members’ roles. This streamlines communication and eliminates the risk of errors.
A Product Lifecycle Management system aims not only to support the enterprise at all stages but also to organize all data and information and provide access to them for all teams..
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Technologies shaping the development of the industry
Manufacturing companies are facing increasing pressure to deliver high-quality products at lower costs and in shorter timeframes.
The situation is further complicated by changing economic conditions, an unstable energy market, and international regulations concerning waste and pollution emissions. For these reasons, the future of industrial sector companies lies in the modernization of design and manufacturing processes