Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - BV (479) MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE
097327 - PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT
The course fits into the overall program curriculum pursuing some of the defined general learning goals. In particular, the course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:
Understand context, functions, processes in a business and industrial environment and the impact of those factors on business performance
Identify trends, technologies and key methodologies in a specific domain (specialization streams)
Design solutions applying a scientific and engineering approach (Analysis, Learning, Reasoning, and Modeling capability deriving from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to face problems and opportunities in a business and industrial environment
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and life cycle thinking. The acronym PLM enables a holistic life cycle-oriented way of thinking through a set of principles, methods and tools supporting a more effective and efficient management of the life cycle stages of industrial products, from their design/engineering, to production, distribution, usage until disposal/end of life.
In its comprehensive meaning, PLM is a business approach based on collaboration and integration of people, processes and technologies, which aims to support the development of more innovative, reliable and sustainable solutions (products and services) in a shorter time.
From a managerial perspective PLM encompass (i) a strategic management point of view where the product is the enterprise value creator; (ii) the application of a collaborative model for the empowerment of the core competences distributed along the different actors involved in the lifecycle (e.g. designers, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, etc.); (iii) the adoption of a number of IT solutions for establishing an access-safe product information management environment. From a technical perspective, PLM is a matter of methods, standards and techniques for structuring the engineering processes, as well as a matter of computer-based tools for enabling virtual prototyping and collaborative workspaces. Lean product and process development is a paramount support for the effective understanding and accomplishment of the above mentioned points and will play an important role, not only as topic of discussion taught within the course, but also used to generate within the students critical attitude towards problem understanding and problem solving.
The aim of the PLM course is to introduce students to the concepts and elements of PLM and lean product and process development, from both managerial and a technical perspective, giving also the basics to run the introduction of PLM (as approach, models, methods, and tools) in the industrial practice, approach problems and process improvement via lean thinking, with the ultimate purpose to grow a life cycle thinking attitude into the students.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
Expected results from Product Life Cycle Management Class are:
Understand - provide students with the prevalent knowledge in the field of PLM and Life Cycle Thinking from a theoretical and practical side to show how these aspects reflects on real business. The students are expected to gain general knowledge on PLM and life cycle thinking.
Identify - students, will gain general knowledge needed to understand PLM, and will be provided with specific knowledge on trends and approaches existing in effective and advanced PLM impelmentation solutions from industry, such as lean product and process development. Students will be expected to be able to identify how specific approaches enable and impact life cycle thinking within enterprises. In the specific lean product and process development as a overall and growing body of knwoledge will be taught to the class that is expected to acquire deep knowledge on that.
Design - most importantly, students will be provided with the ability to aquire and develop a critical thinking attitude in business process understanding and problem solving. This will be achieved through a continuous link between in class theoretical applications and real world applications, as well as challenges proposed to students to be addressed in class via exercises, serious games, projects and teamwork activities. The ultimate purpose is to make this class not as the arrival learning point for these concepts, but to be the starting platform to build and link what has already been learned and what needs to be learned in the future to address growing buiness needs-by applying either what has been introduced in this course or learnt soemwherelse- enable a relentless life cycle thinking mindest.
The PLM course is a mix of frontal lectures, industrial cases, interactive class exercises, and serious games. Course topics include:
-Life cycle thinking, product life cycle management, product life cycle phases
-Innovation, New Product Development Process and Concurrent Engineering
-Lean Product and Process Development
-The Front-End Process
-Design Methods (Design for Manufacturing and Design for Environment)
-Value and Function Analyses (QFD & VA/VE)
-Prototyping, Examples from Virtual Prototyping and CAD tools
-Process Mapping and mapping application case
-Collaborative Platforms (PDM & PLM)
-PLM system and PLM system implementation
-PLM Projects Evaluation. Application case
-Introduction to sustainable product development and circular economy
-Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) Game
-Life Cycle Perception Game
Class attendance is not mandatory, though encouraged. All material will be provided digitally on line (Beep). Supporting books and references will also be suggested throughout the course. In-class exercises and teamwork will be used to facilitate advanced learning of PLM material and concepts. The final exam will be a 1,5 hour written test; oral exams will be allowed only to students that receive a 27 or higher grade on the written test.
This course does not require any specific prior knowledge of the topic.
Modalità di valutazione
The final exam will be a 1,5 hour written test; oral exams will be allowed only to students that receive a 27 or higher grade on the written test. Class attendance is not mandatory, though encouraged. All material will be provided digitally on line (Beep). Supporting books and references will also be suggested throughout the course. In-class exercises and teamwork will be used to facilitate advanced learning of PLM material and concepts.
Ulrich and Eppinger, Product Design and Development Note:
Rossi, Morgan, Shook, The Routledge Companion to Lean Management - Lean Product and Porcess Development Chapter, Anno edizione: 2017
John Stark, Product Lifecycle Management , Editore: Springer, Anno edizione: 2012 Note:
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese