Interoperability Between Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) & Electronic Lab Note Book (ELN) for Chemical Companies to Accelerate Product Development
Chander Shekhar Devra

Chander Shekhar Devra, Research Scholar, Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Jhunjnu (Rajasthan). India.
Manuscript received on October 01, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2016. | Manuscript published on November 05, 2016. | PP: 5-7 | Volume-6 Issue-5, November 2016. | Retrieval Number: E2917116516/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: Many companies struggle to integrate various system & sub-system used for their Product development. Even though product lifecycle Management System are claimed to be eco-system to integrate all systems & sub-system into one place but that is still not reached to a certain level of maturity. There are challenges being faced by companies. Information are still available on island of silos. These Island of Silos impacts business productivity, time to market, cost, rework etc. This paper presents need & challenges of the interoperability between Electronic Lab note book (ELN) used by R & Din design & develop phase of product life cycle management (PLM).Earlier there wireless focus on ELN software integration with PLM in context to process industries like Chemicals. ELN plays a significant role to complete the product evolution chain. In context to discrete industry like automobile & aerospace, PDM (Product Data Management) is handled through design tools like CAD / CAM. These tools are sufficiently integrated with PLM and resulting into higher productivity, better collaboration, less product cost & launch time. Whereas in case of chemical industry, CAD/CAM role is played by ELN. ELN is not sufficiently integrated with PLM. The purpose of this paper is to study, how to realize interaction & integration between ELN & PLM. Find out “what data” need to be exchanged between ELN & PLM. There is possibility to increase productivity, better collaboration between different stages of PLM which may result into reduction in product launch time & cost.
Keywords: (ELN), (PLM). PLM, ELN & PLM, CAD/CAM, (Product Data Management).