E-business has prompted a lot of vendors to move towards creating electronic product lifecycle management (e-PLM) suites. However, enterprise resource planning vendors with extensive e-commerce initiatives, development staffs, and renewed interest in PLM, are as likely to lead the way.
component of an e-PLM system is recognizing that as a product progresses through its various stages, part information can change. As a product passes from development, through manufacturing, and out to the field, different people work with it in different ways. This is the product life cycle of a part, for which configurations for as-designed , as-built , and as-maintained structures support the product, from cradle to grave . The configurations can be handled separately from the other stages, complete