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Connotation: design life cycle, or the whole life cycle

looking back on history, for a long time, as enterprises continue to bear the pressure of competition, improving the efficiency of key processes of enterprises has always been the main means to ensure competitive advantage. In the 1980s, as the Japanese manufacturing industry invaded the global market, most enterprises focused on the manufacturing sector. For example, JIT (just in time) and TQM (total quantity management) are adopted to improve product quality and productivity. In the 1990s, the gap between quality and production capacity among the major manufacturing industries gradually narrowed. In addition, the impact of new products on the profits of enterprises became greater and greater, and product research and development gradually became the focus of enterprise management

however, up to now, product research and development is no longer a wishful thinking behind closed doors of designers. It requires other departments within the enterprise, such as manufacturing, sales, logistics and other departments, as well as suppliers. Even the joint participation of consumers. Therefore, the so-called "product life cycle" today is no longer limited to the life cycle of product design and R & D, but extended to other departments. Even the whole industrial chain outside the enterprise. In order to distinguish the design life cycle in a narrow sense, some people call the generalized PLM "full" life cycle management. Means here

however, it was found in the interview that although most people in the industry believe that the PDM system for managing product design data is only an important part of PLM, not all. However, there are disputes on whether PLM includes manufacturing process data management and product use data management

Zhou Ping: achieve the true meaning of plm

with the development of China's industrialization, China's manufacturing informatization has a history of nearly 20 years. In the future, the connotation of manufacturing informatization should be expanded from product design, production and manufacturing to product sales, reuse and recovery, forming a true meaning of product life cycle management

hewick: Archimedes project reveals the way of industry

Archimedes is indisputably one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists produced by the ancient Greek civilization. While his outstanding contributions won him high respect from his contemporaries, his wisdom also subverted human history. At present, Siemens is carrying out the Archimedes project. We, an enterprise with a history of more than 160 years, naturally hope that Siemens' industrial approach can subvert the current industrial development model

even in the face of the global economic crisis, enterprises are not the only way to "hold their purse" Huashan, and Siemens knows it well. Innovation is the main driver of Siemens' business growth. "Digital factory" is the most core and important strategy. This concept, also known as "the way of Siemens", contains two aspects: one is digital engineering, that is, through the simulation of the production process by virtual manufacturing technology, to solve the problems that may occur in the actual production in advance, and to optimize the actual production process and the performance of the entire production system by using computer technology; The second is the future factory, which depends on integrated systems, automation and powerful information network technology

in 2007, Siemens acquired UGS and changed its name to Siemens PLM Software Company. In 2009, Siemens PLM Software Company will fully promote the design and production of a mold dynamic "digital factory" - seamless integration of product and production life cycle by silcotech company in Bolton, Ontario, Canada. In the future, PLM will move towards the two platforms of integrated design and production. At the same time, it will try to avoid the programming work of customers and become a highly operable software, which will be convenient for customers to use to the greatest extent. "Make the product and production cycle unified" is the Archimedes project in progress

at present, the "digital factory" of Siemens has been applied to Volkswagen's factories in Germany and other high-end customers. A wider range of "digital factories" is expected to be realized in the next 10 to 20 years. The breadth of China's territory provides more business opportunities for the implementation of the "Digital Factory". These businesses are not limited to global companies. It can be imagined that the R & D is in Japan, the production is in China, and the parts suppliers are in the United States, Product portfolio in Indonesia, such a globalized process benefits production. But I have visited many Chinese companies. Their headquarters may be in Beijing, and there are hundreds of branches across the country. In fact, the production cost of fully biodegradable bags from Beijing to Shenzhen is about the same as that from Munich to Moscow. Digital chemical plants can improve their productivity. Moreover, some large manufacturing plants in China have at least tens of thousands of employees, and the plant area is also large. Like a small city, such plants can not only rely on manpower, but also need digital production

in order to fully implement the "digital factory", Siemens is trying to establish a model in Nanjing, namely Siemens numerical control (Nanjing) Co., Ltd. (SNC). Since its establishment in 1996, SNC has successively built three phases of plants, and the product range includes the automation system department, motion control department, standard transmission department and low-voltage control and Distribution Department under IA & DT

in Siemens' global planning, SNC is also the largest overseas production base of IA & DT in addition to the local factories in Germany, and supplies to the global market. In recent years, with the closer and more convenient connections around the world, the traditional view of globalization, that is, to make profits by using cheap labor and taking advantage of the tide of economic growth in China and India, is being replaced by the new focus of "global integration". Companies in China can make more contributions to their global enterprises by using the available resources in China in more ways than ever before. Some multinational enterprises, including Siemens, which were previously mainly committed to product development and localization, began to develop original products due to the expansion of customer groups and their changing needs. These products are usually sold to consumers outside China by one such enterprise as dfdo Chemical Co., Ltd

now, for many multinational companies that have regarded China as a source of growth, with the financial crisis and the global economic slowdown, the trend of relying on the Chinese market will become more and more intense. The current economic crisis has indeed affected the economic growth rate, but in the long run, the upward trend of China's economy will not change. We are fully prepared

wanghuijie: PLM does not involve physical manufacturing. The full name of PLM is product lifecycle management. Based on the whole product lifecycle, PLM can cover and involve all links except manufacturing. It can also be said that PLM can be involved in all aspects except physical objects

Hubin: UFIDA plm=cax+pdm+dm

in May this year, UFIDA officially entered the PLM field. In September, it successfully launched the plm+erp overall solution to the market, and obtained certain recognition among UFIDA ERP customers. UFIDA provides PLM solutions covering the whole life cycle of product design and manufacturing. At present, UFIDA PLM solution takes PDM as the core and realizes the two-way transmission of ERP and PDM data through the seamless integration with UFIDA ERP. PDM not only provides manufacturing enterprises with information management in the whole product life cycle, but also provides ERP with accurate product structure and process information data source. At the same time, UFIDA is also actively promoting cooperation with front-end CAX manufacturers and back-end digital manufacturing suppliers, with a view to providing users with a wider range of interface services in the near future

in combination with cimdata investigation and our understanding, the composition of UFIDA PLM can be expressed by such a formula: plm=cax+pdm+dm (Digital Manufacturing). From this point of view, UFIDA PLM solution can be understood as a PDM system containing many interface services. In the future, we hope to establish a close cooperation alliance with front-end CAX manufacturers and back-end digital manufacturers to achieve a more comprehensive PLM solution

Mo Xinnong: PLM water is very deep

in the real sense, the product life cycle management is not only for the design department, but also for almost all departments. The large amount of data and the complex relationship between them are often underestimated by many people. But in fact, PLM is not simpler or even more complex than systems such as ERP

when PDM was born, the focus of management was the product design process and related electronic documents. In fact, at the same time, technologies such as system engineering (SE), manufacturing process management (MPM), manufacturing execution system (MES) and maintenance and overhaul management (MRO) have also emerged for the management of product definition data, process planning data, manufacturing process data and maintenance service

data. PDM technology mainly serves users of complex product design, while se, MPM, MES, MRO and other systems respectively serve users of scheme design, process planning, workshop manufacturing and professional services

therefore, the product life cycle can be divided into three stages. Modern PLM technology is not only concerned with the product design life cycle, but also includes the product manufacturing life cycle and use life cycle. Only when these three life cycles are combined can a complete product life cycle be formed. PLM is essentially an integration of Se, PDM, MPM, MES, MRO and other previously isolated information systems. Through the unified data bus, the relevant data in the whole process from the birth to the final demise of the product can be centrally managed, so that any time, any place and any person can perform correct operations on the data in the data bus according to the specified rules. These operations include querying, reading, writing, modifying, deleting, tracing, etc., thus greatly improving the core competitiveness of enterprises

it can be seen from the above that PDM focuses on managing the data in the product design stage. If the enterprise manages the product data in the design stage and other stages at the same time, the system should not still be called PDM system, but PLM system. In addition, the range of product data managed by different enterprises is different. Here are some symbols and their meanings that appear during the use of Jinan assay metal fatigue testing machine. Not all enterprises need to manage all data in the whole product life cycle. Therefore, the scope of PLM system management in different enterprises must be very different. The scope of PLM system management of the same enterprise will also vary with different phased implementation strategies

if PLM is only regarded as PDM, it may indeed be relatively simple. However, if PLM is understood from the perspective of real life cycle, it will become extremely complex. The planning, design and implementation of the system will be a very complex subject. (end)

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