In today`s industrial manufacturing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is essential in order to cope with the challenges of more demanding global competition. New and more complex products must be introduced to markets faster than ever before. Companies form large collaborative networks, and the product process must flow flexibly across company borders.
This first book on Product Lifecycle Management in English language is designed to introduce the reader to the basic terms and fundamentals of PLM and to give a solid foundation for starting a PLM development project. It gives ideas and examples how PLM can be utilized in various industries. In addition, it also offers an insight into how PLM can assist in creating new business opportunities and in making real eBusiness possible.
PLM Technology Guide –
This book is a good introduction to the topic of PLM primarily for managers and executives who are thinking about a PLM initiative in their company and want a high-level understanding of the nature and benefits of PLM and how it may be used in different functional areas of a company.
It provides a good understanding that a lot of home work has to be done by the organization to define PLM-related processes and a clear product management strategy before they consider engaging software vendors for system demonstrations and implementation planning.
The book definitely does not provide a deep dive into technical details of PLM systems and project planning and implementation questions.