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Design News: Product-centric Development is Dead: Long Live Product Line Engineering

March 17, 2020

A Product Line Engineering (PLE) approach allows companies to build a product line portfolio as a single production system rather than a multitude of individual products. This approach promises big improvements over the traditional product-center engineering strategy. The upcoming ISO Standard 26580 will establish necessary PLE frameworks and interfaces to primary systems engineering tool suites. To learn more about this shift from product-centric to product line engineering, Design News talked with Dr. Charles Krueger, founder and CEO of BigLever Software, and William J Bolander, Principle Consultant at Methodpark. What follows is a portion of that conversation.

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Fortune Business Insights: Product Life Cycle Management Market to reach USD 26.73 Billion by 2026; Deployment of Cloud-based Solutions to Fuel Market

November 8, 2019

Increasing adoption of integrated solutions in the industrial internet of things is expected to surge demand for the global Product Life Cycle Management Market, according to a published report by Fortune Business Insights, titled, “Product Life Cycle Management Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Deployment (Cloud, On-Premises), By Industry Vertical (Discrete, Process), and Regional Forecast, 2019-2026.” Key Companies Covered in Product Life Cycle Management Market Research Report are Hewlett-Packard Company, BigLever Software, PTC Inc., IBM Corporation, Siemens AG, Accenture PLC, Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, Inc., Oracle Corporation, IFS, among others.

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Aerospace Manufacturing and Design: 2 best practices for protecting restricted information

October 19, 2019

Aerospace & Defense (A&D) manufacturers are challenged with developing product portfolios that control access to restricted content for domestic and international customers. Manufacturers must meet content restrictions in derived products to comply with statutes of sale in different countries, safeguard each customer’s intellectual property, and protect classified information. To remain competitive, these organizations must also seek efficient means of production that can increase automation, product line scalability, and quality.

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Advanced Manufacturing: PLE – Creating Products in Classified Environments

September 9, 2019

Aerospace and defense companies are faced with daunting security challenges as products become increasingly sophisticated. As product complexity grows—integrating thousands of software, electrical and mechanical parts—the security risks and organizational hurdles grow in tandem.

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Advanced Manufacturing: The Road to Zero Defects

July 13, 2019

Reducing the risk of automotive defects is one of the most critical issues facing manufacturers today – to protect the well-being of consumers, as well as their own reputations and financial health. Leading automotive companies are intensifying their efforts toward achieving a “zero defects” goal, an extraordinarily ambitious objective given the rapidly growing diversity and engineering complexity of today’s product lines.

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Industry Today: Feature-based product line engineering puts the power in the hands of product portfolio management.

June 10, 2019

Companies today must “innovate or die” by providing the array of advanced features that consumers and businesses are demanding – from automobiles with cutting-edge autonomous driving capabilities to ships and aircraft with increasingly sophisticated mechanical systems. This, in turn, is resulting in greater product line diversity and exponentially growing complexity, creating a huge challenge for manufacturers across all industry sectors.

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SD Times: New guidelines for featured-based product line engineering now available

June 6, 2019

Product line engineering (PLE) solution provider BigLever is launching a PLE body of knowledge for feature-based PLE. According to the company, feature-based PLE has proven to provide improvements in time to market, efficiency, product line scalability, and product quality.

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Design World: A focus on features simplifies product lines

April 23, 2019

Across industries, one of the big challenges in manufacturing is the rapidly increasing complexity involved in engineering today’s product lines. One example is the autonomous car…

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Industry Today: Driving Toward Zero Defects

November 19, 2018

Major automotive manufacturers are moving their organizations toward a “zero defect culture.” Product Line Engineering (PLE) can help.

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Jama Software blog: Feature-Based Product Line Engineering – Translating Engineering Gains into Strategic Business Value

July, 2018

Product Line Engineering is the engineering of a product line portfolio using a shared set of engineering assets, a managed set of features and an automated means of production. By “engineer,” we mean all of the activities involved in planning, producing, delivering, sustaining and retiring products.

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Advanced Manufacturing: Taming Complexity, Variation in Automotive Engineering with PLE, Digital Twin

June 19, 2018

Automotive engineering has never had so much complexity to address. Producing millions of vehicles per year is a daunting feat. This complexity grows exponentially with the introduction of next-generation intelligent features and functions for enabling autonomous driving. Manufacturers are facing myriad challenges in taming this complexity, managing variation and bringing these innovations to market rapidly and efficiently, while providing the highest levels of safety and reliability.

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