Impact of Adaptive Manufacturing on PLM in the Automotive Domain 

Automotive manufacturers are adapting to new manufacturing processes where the product is more modular and highly customizable. These changes reflect the modern business and customer needs where the focus is on the individual desires rather than requirements for mass production. Mass production processes are being replaced by techniques that enable manufacturing systems to support the higher modularity and customization in today’s vehicles.

Current PLM systems will have to expand the reach of data captured to support the manufacturing changes required to enable product customizations demanded by the market and the subsequent downstream requirements of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO).