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  • Thorsten WuestEmail author
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Abstract

One way to improve manufacturing processes is to look at the data and information involved and how this information is put to use (Hicks et al. 2006). As stated by Albinoet al. (2002), the successful coordination of a manufacturing process is mostly based on a successful handling of information to support process management and other tasks involved. With today’s advanced ICT it becomes possible to process, transfer and store large amounts of data and information for a reasonable price (Krcmar 2005). But too much information can be a threat for improved process quality as it can e.g., distract from the main issues/causalities or lead to delayed or wrong conclusions about appropriate actions (Lang 2007). Jansen-Vullers et al. (2003) emphasize the importance of the availability of the right information for quality during manufacturing processes. Hence the question is: What is the right and relevant information in the case of distributed manufacturing process chains and high tech industrial products?

Keywords

Product Lifecycle Management Product Data Management Improve Process Quality Stressed Product Holistic Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ICT Applications for ProductionBIBA—Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbHBremenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Production EngineeringUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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