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Duigou J.L.,Ecole Centrale Nantes | Bernard A.,Ecole Centrale Nantes | Perry N.,Lgmb University Of Bordeaux1 | Delplace J.-C.,Center Technique des Industries Mecaniques
Global Product Development - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP Design Conference | Year: 2011

PLM is today a reality for mechanical SMEs. Some companies easily implement PLM systems but it is more hazardous for SMEs. This chapter aims to explain why some of them do not success to integrate PLM systems. This analysis is based on the needs of the SMEs in the mechanical domain, the processes that respond to those needs and the actual PLM software functionalities. The proposition of a typology of those companies and the responses of those needs by PLM processes will be explain through the applications of a demonstrator applying appropriate generic data model and modelling framework. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011. Source

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