INFORMATION MANAGEMENT FOR THE DIGITAL FACTORY - BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ENGINEERING DESIGN AND DIGITAL PLANNING
In today’s development processes, an efficient information handling is an essential success factor. In this article, the so-called shell model is introduced. The shell model is a data model for a seamless support of product development processes, integrating information regarding products, processes, and resources. The concept is derived from requirements from the body-in-white process chain in automotive development, dealing with the transition between design engineering and production planning. Yet, this concept is applicable for a variety of other disciplines with similar boundary conditions. In the end some alternatives for the application of the shell model in heterogeneous data management environments are presented.