Life Cycle Management and Simulation Applied to Manufacturing Systems
Lebenszyklusmanagement und Simulation in Fertigungssystemen
Today's industrial enterprises are operating in a turbulent field of activity. Technical aspects as well as the international markets determine the production activities. The permanent monitoring and adaptation of the manufacturing and service processes help to master these constraints. Demands regarding efficiency and quality of modern manufacturing systems are further increasing. Producers of manufacturing systems are responsible for supporting a more robust operation and observing regulations and restrictions during the life cycle stages of the system. "Life Cycle Management" (LCM) considers the product life cycle as a whole and optimizes the interaction of the product design and the life cycle activities. To this end, the protection of resources and the effectiveness during usage is maximized by means of Product Data Management (PDM), Technical Support, Simulation, and last but not least by Life Cycle Costing (LCC).