An Internet-based Product Information Management System

  • Shane (S.Q.) Xie
  • Yiliu Tu


Efficient management of product information that covers the entire life cycle is critical to the enhancement of corporate competitiveness. This chapter explores the design and development of a World Wide Web (WWW)-based PD information management system for a cross-nation manufacturing corporation that is headed by a holding company in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since product data are often managed in a distributed computing environment, CORBA is employed to ensure interoperability among distributed information objects. The WWW-based information management system discussed in this chapter includes two major components: 1. WWW-based product design and development distributed object oriented databases; 2. A WWW-based integrated system platform. Several submodels are introduced; these include an object oriented database structure, a WWW-based information management system, a WWW database tool, an information access tool, the incremental process planning method and an integrated software platform for the integration of CAD, CAPP, CAM and the WWW-based information management system.


Database Management System Information Management System Product Development Process Common Object Request Broker Architecture Common Gateway Interface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shane (S.Q.) Xie
    • 1
  • Yiliu Tu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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