PLM Implementation Success Rate in SME. An Empirical Study of Implementation Projects, Preliminary Findings

Sebastiaan Pieter Koomen*, Marko Hoogeboom, Vera Schellens

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Abstract

Research on the implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has been published since the beginning of the 21st century. Some researchers claim that the success rate of PLM implementation projects is below 50%, but the authors have found no evidence of that figure. In this paper’s research, a number of PLM implementation cases have been analyzed for their project goals, implementation challenges, and project results. The research data are retrieved from project files and interviews with project managers. The investigated implementation cases are in Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SME). The results have been structured and compared with findings from the authors’ earlier literature research on SME specific implementation challenges and recommended implementation methods. From this comparison, a conclusion is drawn regarding the implementation success rate and a hypothesis for causes of observed failure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management in the Digital Twin Era - 16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2019, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsClement Fortin, Louis Rivest, Alain Bernard, Abdelaziz Bouras
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages47-57
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-42250-9
ISBN (Print)9783030422493
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2020
Event16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2019 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume565 IFIP
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

Conference16th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2019
Abbreviated titlePLM 2019
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period8/07/1912/07/19

Keywords

  • Case studies
  • Implementation
  • PDM
  • PLM
  • SME

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