Essentials of Product Data Management: Enabling the Digital Enterprise

Organizations must handle massive, diverse amounts of digital data. Some of the software tools used to manage this data include Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), and Product Data Management(PDM).  PDM controls and manages digital product data throughout a product’s lifecycle.

PDM is involved with engineering, ideation, and development digital product data. PDM also manages and controls changes to the product .  In this regard, PDM plays a critical enabling role in the Digital Enterprise. The Digital Enterprise cannot exist without PDM.

To develop the next generation of connected products, PDM systems must enable access to the most recent and accurate product data and support data-based decisions, design reviews, engineering changes, and other processes. PDM must support distributed geographies by making information accessible anywhere to the global product development team and supply chains.

Book Features

Software agnostic

The book provides a solid introduction to product data management in clear, understandable language without vendor bias or hype. 

Case studies

A collection of case studies from various industries are provided to encourage group discussions in the classroom.

ONLINE Quizzes

Online assessments are available for the book chapters. Quizzes are automatically graded to reduce demands on professor’s time.

PowerPoint presentations

Each chapter is accompanied by a full set of fully editable presentation slides that professors can use in their courses.