Web-based Visualization of Product Data and Feedback between PLM and MES
Abstract. Consumers are demanding high-quality personalized products. To support personalization of high quality products, companies try to establish Information Technology (IT) systems. Typical IT systems are Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) used in the design department and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) used in the production department. Problems arise during the production of such highly personalized products using only information from 2D drawings. It is also inefficient that information about malfunctions and defects during production is sent back to the design department through manual operations. To resolve these problems, a method of exchanging the 3D shape with malfunction and defect information between PLM and MES is proposed. 3D shapes have been exchanged using open source and web-based PLM, MES, and CAD systems. The result shows that interoperability between PLM and MES is possible with visualization support.