B.E. (Mechanical) PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT (2008 Pattern)
(Open Elective) (Sem. – II)
Time: 3 Hours] [Max. Marks :100
Instructions to the candidates:
1) Answer any three questions from each section.
2) Answers to the two sections should be written in separate books.
3) Neat diagrams must be drawn wherever necessary.
4) Figures to the right indicate full marks.
SECTION – I Unit – I
Q1) a) Explain the product life cycle in detail with suitable example.  b) Discuss corporate challanges in detail that demands PLM Implementation. 
Q2) a) Explain the importance of PLM with respect to life cycle problems to be resolved. 
b) What do you mean by product lifecycle management? Discuss the concept. 
Unit – II
Q3) a) Discuss the PLM characteristics in detail. 
b) Compare Engineering Resource planning with product life cycle management. Elaborate differences. 
Q4) Explain in detail various threads of PLM such as CAD, EDM, PDM & CIM. 
Unit – III
Q5) Elaborate in detail the role of external factors in the implementation of PLM such as scale, complexity, cycle time, globalization & regulations. 
Q6) Explain the internal drivers such as productivity, Innovation, collaboration, Quality etc. demanding implementation of PLM in detail. 
SECTION – II Unit – IV
Q7) a) Explain the product life cycle management system. 
b) Explain the system architecture of PLM system. 
Q8) a) Discuss the various characteristics of PLM system in detail. 
b) Explain the product information data model and product model. 
Unit – V
Q9) Discuss the product data & product workflow with reference to link between them. What are key management issues Involved in? 
Q10)a) What is PLM strategy? Discuss the principles for PLM strategy.  b) Discuss the change management for PLM. 
Unit – VI
Q11)Explain the various phases of product life cycle with corresponding technologies, in detail. 
Q12)a) Explain the core functions as content management, & program management. 
b) Discuss the role of human resources in PLM. 
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