Product life cycle data management: A cross-sectoral review

Gary Ford, Tom Bartley, Joel Igba, Alison Turner, Chris McMahon

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The paper explores data management in the product life cycle of three engineering domains – civil/construction, marine and wind energy – each with distinct but potentially common issues. The approach has been to assess issues within each domain against the life cycle stages defined in ISO 15288 “Systems and software engineering - System life cycle processes”, i.e., Concept, Development, Utilisation, Support and Retirement. These were then assimilated and comparisons drawn to identify common problems and areas that appear particular to the do-main. The paper presents a position statement, taken from the experience of practitioners in each of the relevant sectors; the purpose is to understand if there may be opportunities for cross-sectoral learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management for Society
Subtitle of host publication10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2013, Nantes, France, July 6-10, 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer, New York, NY
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783642415005
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management for Society, PLM 2013 - Nantes, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 201310 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


Conference10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management for Society, PLM 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom


  • Civil
  • Information management
  • Lifecycle
  • Marine
  • Wind

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