PRODUCT STRUCTURING FOR CROSS-X PDM
The product creation process in automotive engineering is getting more and more complex. Challenges arise from the ever growing complexity of the products themselves as well as from consistently condensed and interlinked processes in distributed, cross-x engineering networks. One major building block in any strategy to cope with these challenges is to develop a powerful, efficient and flexible data management backbone for the product creation process. With the IT realization however being the easier part of such a solution, the development of a holistic product structuring concept across the different domains, business units and companies seems to be the bigger challenge. This paper discusses steps towards such a product structuring concept.