Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

17.5 The Management of Product Data and Product Life Cycle Data

Intended learning outcomes: Produce an overview on product life cycle management and engineering data management (EDM). Explain the engineering database as part of an IT system. Describe the data and functional model for general EDM tasks. Present object classes and functions for release and engineering change control.

Section 5.4 discusses business methods for planning & control in the field of R&D. This essentially means project management for integrating the various tasks that take place during the business process. The interesting aspect here is the simultaneous engineering during both time to market and delivery lead time. Integration is more difficult because the various people involved have different views of the business objects. This section deals with the IT support of the efforts for integration.

Course section 17.5: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes

Course 17: Sections and their intended learning outcomes

  • Course 17 – Representation and System Management of Logistic Objects

    Intended learning outcomes: Describe order data in sales, distribution, production, and procurement. Explain in detail master data for products and processes. Disclose extensions arising from the variant-oriented and the processor-oriented concepts. Produce an overview on the management of product and engineering data.

  • 17.1 Order Data in Sales, Distribution, Production, and Procurement

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the data structure of customers and suppliers. Describe the general data structure of orders in sales and distribution, production, and procurement. Disclose the data structure of the order and partial order header as well as the order position.

  • 17.2 The Master Data for Products and Processes

    Intended learning outcomes: Describe master data of products, product structure, components, and operations. Explain the data structure of item master, bill of material, and where-used list. Disclose the data structure of work center master data, the work center hierarchy, as well as for operation, routing sheet, production equipment, bill of production equipment, and bill of tools.