Title: Understanding product lifecycle management in manufacturing industries
Authors : Holler, Manuel
Advisors / Reviewers : Brenner, Walter
Zarnekow, RĂ¼diger
Extent : 125
Publisher / Ed. Institution : HSG Hochschulschrift
Publisher / Ed. Institution: St.Gallen
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 658.5: Production management
Abstract: In the digital age, manufacturing industries are in constant motion. Driven by tremendous advances of information technology and as response to a variety of challenges in highly competitive market places, a set of product-related processes, methodologies, and information and communication technologies emerged over the last decades. In brief, product lifecycle management is a business strategy that aims at navigating industrial products from early design and manufacturing to actual usage and support to ultimate deposition. Relevant and timely in research and practice, product lifecycle management manifests as (1) challenging in practice, (2) influenced by emerging digital technologies, and (3) novel to information systems. In this sense, the cumulative dissertation at hand represents a continuation and extension of existing research on product lifecycle management. In detail, the objective of the dissertation is to understand (1) challenges, (2) developments, and (3) transformation processes of product lifecycle management in manufacturing industries occupying an information systems point of view. The first article explores challenges in product lifecycle management by taking the example of the automotive industry. Subsequent articles two, three, and four represent the main part of the dissertation. They address pivotal developments in product lifecycle management adopting lifecycle, stakeholder, and discipline perspectives. The fifth article thematizes a transformation project as longitudinal case study. Conclusively, the sixth article charts the research field employing bibliometric methods. Considering limitations by the ample scholarly field, heterogeneous contextual settings and scientific communities, and the mainly qualitative research strategy, the dissertation contributes as follows: For research, the work at hand extends the body of knowledge in information systems and product lifecycle management. Thereby, the application of information systems foundations and methodologies supports advanced insights into the socio-technical dimensions of product lifecycle management. For practice, the work at hand offers business- and technology-oriented executives in strategic research & development and IT engineering departments valuable knowledge for the design, implementation, and advancement of product lifecycle management in manufacturing industries.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Marketing Management (IMM)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14685
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