TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR INTEGRATED INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN MECHATRONIC PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Information management at companies devoted to mechatronic product development is a cumbersome task due to the complexity of product definitions and supporting system architectures. The technology domains constituting mechatronic usually have their own courses of actions, culture and supporting information systems. thus making the environment in mechatronic development heterogeneous. This research work contributes to a framework applicable when adopting an integrated approach to information management. The framework approaches the area by distinguishing between organisation, process, system and information aspects of information management. Special emphasis is put on integration aspects on the system an information level.