Volume XXIII (XIII), 2014/3
Rapid development of information and communications technologies leads to structural changes at the organizational level. The tendency may be generally described by words cooperation and networking, defining the enterprise in a virtual network, shearing skills and resources. Different types and large variety of networked organizations point to a specific management paradigms like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), a concept frequently discussed today in research, educational and economical environments, integrating technologies, processes and peoples. Human element is essential, as current PLM applications are working through a web-based interface that allows communicating and sharing data on a real-time and collaborative ways. For instance, curricula for students in master level, in many technical specializations should include PLM as a complementary or advanced knowledge discipline. A good start in an educational application is to configure a virtual enterprise dealing with a virtual prototype using dedicated software platform like Teamcenter.
Keyword: PLM, product structure, process workflow Teamcenter, virtual enterprise
ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"