Name: Youssef Aidi
Age: 35
Town: Essen/Germany



Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum/Germany (2009-2016)
Dr.-Ing. IT in Mechanical Engineering

Graduate degree:
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum/Germany (2003-2009)
Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering

Ibn Sina Highschool, Rabat/Morocco (1998-2001)
Baccalauréat des sciences expérimentales


thyssenkrupp AG:
Essen/Germany (Since 2017)
Corporate process manager PLM

thyssenkrupp AG:
Essen/Germany (2016-2017)
Corporate program manager (Digital Transformation)

Ruhr University Bochum:
Bochum/Germany (2009-2015)
Research associate

EADS Astrium:
Friedrichshafen/Germany (2008-2009)

City of Bochum:
Bochum/Germany (2008)
Inhouse consultant

Intergenia AG:
Düsseldorf/Germany (2005-2008)
Data center engineer


  • Product lifecycle management
  • Project management
  • Process and data modeling
  • Software engineering
  • System engineering
  • Virtual product development
  • Knowledge-based methods (Ontologies, OWL, RDFs)
  • Simulation (FEM, DEM)
  • Programming (Java, C#, VB, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS)
  • Operation systems (Windows, Linux)
  • IT networks and hardware



I know my core strengths, stick to my guns and hone my skills. Most Importantly, I stay focused.

Engineering Change Management #ECM

Flexible modeling and real-time planning of engineering change processes

The emerging industrial business models require high adaptability of products to permanently changing customer requirements and operation conditions to ensure the contractually guaranteed performance.  Traditional Engineering Change processing approaches provide pre-defined  processes, which a priori define the required workflows and cannot by adapted in real-time. Therefore I´ve developed a knowledge-based assistant that supports process managers by planning, and execution of adaptive engineering change processes.

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Product Lifecycle Management # PLM

The next generation PLM

Due to the technological evolution and the shift from selling physical products to offering sustainable Product Service Systems (PSS), I´ve investigated the impact on the #PLM approach. Thus, I´ve identifed the main development directions and charachteristics of the next generation PLM. The new #PLM approach considers new data models, flexible processes, and knowledge-based methods in order to face the growing complexity of processes and data.

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Product Service Systems #PSS

Product Service Systems #PSS are new industrial offerings which integrate a product and related services into a customer-specific bundle and offer the customer an overall solution to a specific issue. The lifecycle of PSS is characterized by merged product and service structures and a close interaction among the provider, the suppliers, and the customer, not only in the development phase but especially during the operation of PSS.

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  • Semantischer Assistant für die flexible Modellierung und Echtzeit-Planung von Engineering Change-Prozessen
    Aidi, Y.
    Dissertation, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, 2015, Aachen: Shaker-Verlag,
    ISBN 978-3-8440-5373-9
  • Lifecycle Management industrieller Produkt-Service-Systeme
    Aidi, Y.; Dang H.B.; Gebus, P.; Abramovici, M.; Göbel, J.
    Uhlmann, E.; Meier H. (Hrsg.), Planung, Entwicklung und Vermarktung industrieller Product-ServiceSystems, 2015, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-662-48017-5
  • A Knowledge-based Assistant for Real-time Planning and Execution of PSS Engineering Change Processes
    Abramovici, M.; Aidi, Y.
    In: Proceedings of the 7th Industrial Product-Service Systems Conference – PSS, Saint-Étienne, France, Elsevier-Procedia CIRP, Volume 30, 2015, pp. 445-450
  • PSS Sustainability Assessement and Monitoring framework (PSS-SAM) - Case study of multi-module PSS Solution
    Abramovici, M.; Aidi, Y.; Quezada, A.; Schindler, T.
    In: Proceedings of the 6th CIRP Conference on Industrial Product-Service Systems, IPS² 2014, Windsor, Canada, Mai 1-2, 2014, pp. 140-145
  • Knowledge Based Extension of PLM Approach for Managing Product Service Systems (PSS)
    Abramovici, M.; Aidi, Y.; Dang, H.B.
    In: Proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2013, July 8-10, 2013, Nantes, France, Springer Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-41500-5
  • Lifecycle Management von hybriden Leistungsbündeln
    Abramovici, M.; Aidi, Y.; Jin, F.; Göbel, J. C.
    Meier H.; Uhlmann, E. (Hrsg.), Integrierte Industrielle Sach- und Dienstleistungen, 2012, S. 265-284, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-25269-3
  • Next Generation Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
    Abramovici, M.; Aidi, Y.
    In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Integrated Systems Design and Technology (ISDT) 2012, 12.-15. Mai 2012, Mallorca, Spain


  • Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.
    Ordinary member
  • Deutsch-Marokkanisches Kompetenzennetzwerk e.V.
    Board member
  • RUB Motorsport e.V.
  • One Dollar Glass e.V.