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November 2005 edition

INCAT launches PLM guide for aerospace

By Nick Sale

The aerospace industry has been one of the first to embrace the possibilities of Product Lifecycle Management, yet within the sector there is still a lack of in-depth understanding about what it means, how to use PLM to its best advantage and how to implement a successful strategy. Nick Sale, Services Director at PLM software provider INCAT unravels the mysteries of this latest industry offering.

Of the many industries that can benefit from a coherent PLM strategy, aerospace was one of the first to sit up and take notice of this emerging discipline, which began life in 2002. The natural fit between the challenges faced by the aerospace industry and the solutions offered by PLM has led to the widespread adoption of some kind of PLM strategy by many of the biggest global operators in the sector. Even so, this maturing discipline still has a lot more to offer the industry, both for early adopters and those who have yet to take their first PLM steps.

PLM definition

One of the conundrums of PLM is how this manufacturing strategy has remained so hard to define. Even companies that are entering sophisticated stages of implementation will struggle to provide a succinct definition of what PLM actually is. The best way to gain a better understanding of Product Lifecycle Management is to treat each element separately.

1) Product - PLM primarily is about capturing the nature of products, be they tangible (such as aeroplanes), or non-tangibl....

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Tata Technologies Product Lifecycle Management, Design Services


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Airbus A380

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