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Product Lifecycle Management

Many C-suite executives view the Product Lifecycle Management process as the engineering department’s black box – but PLM opens up opportunities for companies to ensure their processes are aligned and efficient. This report draws attention to the implications of a truly collaborative Product Lifecycle Management network, whilst examining the big new market sectors for Product Lifecycle Managament and understanding the role of virtual reality and servitisation in advancing product development strategies and service after the sale.

Product Lifecycle Management 2014

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Product Lifecycle Management 2014
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Big savings from love of lifecycle

OVERVIEW The merits of a collaborative approach to developing products, concern for a product’s total lifecycle and the benefits of customer feedback, have pushed product lifecycle management into new sectors of mainstream business, as Will Stirling reports

Joining the dots can spark innovation

INNOVATION More than just another class of business IT, product lifecycle management is helping companies benefit from ideas across the whole organisation and stimulate innovation, writes Lindsay Clark

Singing from the same hymn sheet

COLLABORATION Successful product lifecycle management depends on close collaboration, often on a global scale, as John Lamb reports

Supporting the 'circular economy'

OPINION The infinite remanufacturing of everything taken from the ground or created is but one notion of the “circular economy”, says CIMdata’s Peter A. Bilello

Take a walk on the virtual side

SIMULATION Virtual reality and advanced visualisation, using high-powered computers, is revolutionising product development, writes Malcolm Wheatley

Conquering world of product data

MARKET ANALYSIS The sheer volume of data – production of a car involves more than100 million lines of computer code – is driving businesses across sectors towards a system of managing product lifecycle, as Leo King discovers

Bringing production and service together

SERVITISATION The servitisation of manufacturing, when companies supply services as well as products, provides firms with more revenue streams and a hedge against a downturn, writes Professor Tim Baines

Are you experienced?

ROUNDTABLE Four executives share their experience of introducing product lifecycle management into their company. John Lamb leads the discussion

Only one version of the truth

DATA INTEGRATION Linking software systems to make better use of disparate data pays dividends, as Malcolm Wheatley reports

Maximising value from investments

SPONSORED FEATURE The potential of product lifecycle management is well known, but most initiatives fail to deliver the anticipated benefits. Those that do, realise value from their investments shows five common characteristics, says Jacky Frankreich, Tata Technologies’ PLM solutions director

Fashioning new lines for retail

SPONSORED FEATURE Complicated product development should flow smoothly from stage to stage and incorporate customer feedback on social media, says Dassault Systèmes

Engineering for the future

SPONSORED FEATURE You can’t engineer the future with yesterday’s PLM, says Peter Schroer, chief executive and founder of Aras

Is your retail business ready?

SPONSORED FEATURE Retailers trading in a dynamic business environment face challenges which require a collaborative approach to product lifecycle management, says TradeStone

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