IMPACTS OF DESIGN PROCESS CHARACTERISTICS ON THE SELECTION OF PLM ARCHITECTURES
This paper discusses the correlation between characteristics of the design process and the determination of PLM architectures. Based on first results from ongoing research activities with industrial partners, a process-oriented approach to the determination of PLM architectures is presented. This approach helps to analyze processes - especially design processes - and to develop - based on the results of this analysis - suitable PLM architectures. Future work will focus mainly on a transfer of the concept to a more abstract process level and on the formalization of the presented approach.