The Role of Product Lifecycle Management Systems in Organizational Innovation

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The Role of Product Lifecycle Management Systems in Organizational Innovation
Hamzeh K. Bani Milhim, Xiaoguang Deng, Andrea Schiffauerova, and Yong Zeng*
Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University,
1455 Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8 yong.zeng@concordia.ca Abstract. Innovation is a critical ingredient of today’s organizations. Innovativeness helps organizations to maintain their success and position in the market. Numerous research studies examine the factors that impact successful organizational innovation, for example organizational learning capability, organizational structure, etc. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems
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There are many benefits organizations can gain through implementing PLM systems such as increasing innovativeness, reducing product development cost, enhancing collaboration in the development process, etc. [1, 2].
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Corresponding author.

L. Rivest, A. Bouras, and B. Louhichi (Eds.): PLM 2012, IFIP AICT 388, pp. 322–331, 2012.
© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2012

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More recently, PLM systems have been adopted by many organizations due to their capabilities related to the product development in its lifecycle. PLM includes many powerful functionalities that support product development throughout the different lifecycle phases such as data vault management, release and change management, configuration management, project management, etc. [3]. In fact, PLM objectives are to support the main development processes of organizations including micro and macro processes, where micro processes involve in the early stages of product development such as product design, process design and production system design, while the macro processes include production planning, production scheduling and production control, and the group of service operations such

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