Product Lifecycle Management.- PLM and its Surroundings.- PLM and Products.- PLM and Business Processes.- PLM and Product Data.- PLM and PDM.- PDM and Product-Related Applications.- PLM, Techniques and Methods.- PLM and the Internet of Things.- PLM and Industry 4.0.- PLM and Organisational Change Management.- PLM and Project Management.- PLM and Executives.- PLM and the PLM Initiative.- PLM in Industry
This fourth edition of the book provides readers with a detailed explanation of PLM, enabling them to gain a full understanding and the know-how to implement PLM within their own business environment. This new and expanded edition has been fully updated to reflect the numerous technological and management advances made in PLM since the release of the third edition in 2014, including chapters on both the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
The book describes the environment in which products are ideated, developed, manufactured, supported and retired before addressing the main components of PLM and PLM Initiatives. These include product-related business processes, product data, product data management (PDM) systems, other PLM applications, best practices, company objectives and organisation. Key activities in PLM Initiatives include Organisational Change Management (OCM) and Project Management. Lastly, it addresses the PLM Initiative, showing the typical steps and activities of a PLM project or initiative.
Enhancing readers’ understanding of PLM, the book enables them to develop the skills needed to implement PLM successfully and achieve world-class product performance across the lifecycle.
Dr John Stark, a recognised PLM expert, started working in product development in 1979. In the 1980s, he worked in computer-aided design, product data management and business process improvement. He has worked as a consultant to companies in the product development and support area since the mid-1980s; first for Coopers & Lybrand, then as an independent consultant after setting up his own business in 1991. Over the last 30 years, he has helped over 100 companies implement PLM. He has written numerous highly successful books on PLM. He's also developed and delivered PLM courses for executives, people working in the product lifecycle, PLM professionals and university students.
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