Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the newest wave in productivity. This revolutionary approach is an outcome of lean thinking; however, PLM eliminates waste and efficiency across all aspects of a product's life-from design to deployment-not just in its manufacture. By using people, product information, processes, and technology to reduce wasted time, energy, and material across an organization and into the supply chain, PLM drives the next generation of lean thinking.


Table of Contents

Introduction The Path to PLM – Constructing PLM – Characteristics of PLM – The Environment Driving PLM – PLM Elements – Collaborative Product Development Starting the Digital Lifecycle  - Digital manufacturing PLM in the Factory – Outside the Factory Door – Developing a PLM strategy – Conducting a PLM Readiness Assessment – The Real World and the Universe of Possibilities for PLM

Review from Venkadesh Narayanan, Principal Consultant, Fhyzics