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Analysis and

redesign of

PLM Software
Concept Note by :
Niharika Rakheja
1.1 Primary Objective:
Analysis and redesign of PLM Software implemented in ABFRL, Bangalore

To analyze current software implemented in ABFRL, Bangalore
To engineer prototype of industry-specific PLM software
To propose alternatives to redundant data-entry practices and use of
excel sheets in the industry.

1.2 Need for the Project:

1. Excel sheets are used for doing most of the work which are unreliable,
tedious and often inaccurate.
2. Extra manpower is needed to enter all this data and eventually costs more
3. All the vendors have to be managed on mail, thus causing a lot of
confusion and unreliability.
4. Samples transportation takes a lot of time and its tedious to relocate the
pictures and other relevant data on emails.


1. To analyze and evaluate the implemented software in ABFRL, Bangalore

: By analyzing different modules in the software and listing down gaps
that need to be filled to increase productivity and speed.
2. To assess the minimum machine requirement & infrastructure for
running the PLM: This will be done by referring to the user manual of the
PLM, checking the specification of the machines on which the PLM would
be used and network infrastructure present in the industry.
3. To update the present database of the PLM software: By thorough
analysis of multiple upload sheets, we noticed the missing data in the
database.Any sheet which did not contain the imperative data to be filled
in the fields like DCS, vendor etc. could not be uploaded through the PLM
software ENOVIA V6.
4. To devise a prototype of the proposed software: Defining a S.O.P for
creating the techpack in minimum time, and presenting it to the future

3.1 Data Sources:

Primary data sources:

1. Surveying the future users regarding the ease of usability of the

2. List of all the information regarding various mandatory fields of the

upload sheet like attribute, vendors, material used etc. through interviews
conducted with the buyers, technologist & sourcing managers and
analyzing previous order sheets.

Secondary data sources:

1. The user manual of the PLM to find out the minimum system
requirement and the list of specifications of the machines on which the
PLM would run.
2. Process flow charts and procedures provided by people in the company
across different departments