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PDM (Product Data Management )

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Product Data Management (PDM) systems support the integrated management and control of product data. Solutions are most frequently software-based and enable the storing and sharing of information such as the product specification, CAD data,...

Modularity and Modular Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Modular design is an approach that promotes the modularity of a product or system by enabling individual components or subassemblies to be separated and recombined. Often, this is realized through the creation of smaller subsystems that can...

Just in Time

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Just in Time is a system of production management that increases efficiency and decreases waste by reducing in-process inventory. Originating from Japan, the “JIT” (just in time) approach is a key component of lean manufacturing. A pull...

OEM (Original equipment manufacturer)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a term used for a company that produces a component or subsystem used in another company’s end product but is built to the component company’s specification. It is also conversely a term applied...

Supply Chain Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Supply chain design is the practice of creating an effective supply chain, or distribution network, tailored to the specific needs of a company. This involves development of a holistic system for appropriately managing and delivering...

Knowledge Management

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Knowledge Management is the process of capturing, sharing, and utilizing knowledge within an organization. Effective Knowledge Management promotes an integrated approach to the identification, creation, storage, and distribution of both...

Logistics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Logistics refers to the management of the flow of resources and goods throughout an organization or supply chain. This involves all inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements required to efficiently and effectively deliver...