Data Management Solutions for Modular Architectures Needed
June 29, 2012
As an increasing number of companies implement data-heavy Modular Architectures for their product families, computer-aided design (CAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) suppliers such as Modular Management are enhancing their solutions to support such complex systems.
The challenge in designing CAD and PLM systems that effectively integrate with Modular Architectures is discussed in Jakob Asell and Scott Jiran’s article “Modular Architecture is Gaining Focus among CAD and PLM Tools” that recently appeared on the Web site MCADCafe:
“There is a variety of information that must be monitored and manipulated in order to effectively deploy Modular Architecture for a product family. The range of the product family is described in terms of the configurations of specific module variants. This can be a static definition or one that is created dynamically at the point of sale. Similarly, the product forecasts and actual demand need to be translated into a supply plan for the modules. As a product family is launched to the market in waves, the development of modules’ variants needs to be closely coordinated to match the schedule.”
Inforbix is among those PLM developers up to challenge of providing cloud-based, customized, and scalable data management solutions that will enable its clients to easily find, reuse, and share product data, regardless of its complexity.
Tonya Weikel, June 29, 2012