Technical information systems

Subject description

Production system. Development, manufacturing, commercial, financial and management systems in production. Information systems in production. ERP, PDM and PLM systems. A product or service as a process holder. Cataloguing a product or service with data that are important for its entire life cycle. A product’s life cycle. Monitoring a product throughout its life cycle. Recognizing a process in the production and generation of product data. PDM systems characteristics. PDM systems structure. Introducing PDM/PLM systems into the production environment. Cloud computing. Data security. ISO quality assurance. Logical connection of the ISO system with the use of PDM/PLM systems.

Seminar work: Cataloguing a real product with data. Life cycle of products. Monitoring product data throughout its life cycle. Defining the detection of relevant information at a specific time.

Modelling of data processing in a specific process. Identification of data for good quality management. Transfer of data to a specific PDM/PLM system.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

The main aim of the course is to survey the functionality of PDM/PLM systems: engineering product models, access control, information flow and approvals, classification models, structural and modular parts list, overlapping between functionality and other information systems. Special attention will be paid to the modelling of processes, because a good model is the basis for optimizing and management of product data throughout its life-cycle; the ARIS model will be taken as the reference.

Teaching and learning methods

In the event of fewer than 5 students, the course will be conducted in the form of consultations and with the use of the provided literature.

The regular course will include lectures and exercises for the preparation of project work.

Individual work with application of PLM knowledge is an important part of teaching methods.

Expected study results

After the course, the student is trained for individual and multidisciplinary team work in the area of products data tracing throughout their life cycles. With the established information flow, he or she will be capable of devising a company model that is the basis for the reform and optimization of business activities.

Basic sources and literature

Abramovici M., Aidi Y. (2013) Next Generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). In: Fathi M. (eds) Integration of Practice-Oriented Knowledge Technology: Trends and Prospectives. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

John Stark, Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 1): 21st Century Paradigm for Product Realisation, Springer, 2019 (4th edition)

John Stark, Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 2): The Devil is in the details, Springer, 2016

John Stark, Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 3): The Executive Summary, Springer, 2018

DUHOVNIK, Jože, TAVČAR, Jože. Elektronsko poslovanje in tehnični informacijski sistemi : PDMS – products data management systems, (Konstruiranje: raziskave, razvoj in uporaba, 2). 1. tisk. Ljubljana: LECAD, Fakulteta za strojništvo, 2000. 243 str. loč. pag., [7] f. zganj. pril., ilustr., tabele. ISBN 961-6238-43-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 108401920]

Eigner, M.; Stelzer, R.: Product Lifecycle Management. Ein Leitfaden für Product Development und Lifecycle Management. 2. Auflage. Springer Verlag : Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.

BELLIVEAU, P. GRIFFIN, A., SOMERMEYER, S. The PDMA toolbook for new product development, Hoboken: Wiley, 2004.

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