Fifty Shades of PLM

Lionel Grealou PLM 2 minutes

Quotes from Engineering VPs and Chief Engineers -alike, captured in various contexts while discussing Product Life-cycle Management (PLM)…

Engineering efficiency, I want more PLM.

I do believe you’re making my PLM twitch.

Global business expansion, he whispers. PLM, I breathe.

I want to chase business benefits with PLM.

PLM, I want more.

I’d like to ‘bite’ that PLM.

I want to show you my new PLM.

PLM aims to please Engineers.

Keep calm and adopt PLM.

I never understood PLM, until I met you.

Some boy scout he must have been to learnPLM.

For you, I will try PLM.

What is PLM doing to me?

Listen to your inner PLM.

I don’t make PLM, I make products.

Laters, PLM.

I am fifty shades of PLM.

Do you want a regular vanilla PLM solution with no customization at all?

I know you are rolling your eyes at PLM.

I want to give you the world of PLM.

F**k the non value-added activities!

PLM is very philanthropic.

Tomorrow I will staple PLM to Product Development.

PLM is the highest form of wit.

PLM, because I can.

You are not just a pretty good Engineer. You’ve had six PLM systems so far and all ofthem belong to me.

Every time you release a part tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that PLM is here.

Engineers will not be able to feel or hear PLM. But they’ll be able to use PLM, everyday without noticing it.

It’s just behind this. What is it? PLM.

I don’t think PLM’d fit in here.

Obvious, these are fictitious (any resemblance to actual events and characters is purely coincidental!) – just in case someone is wondering… Happy April Fools’ Day!

What are your thoughts? Hmmm… No, please don’t tell me anything on this one 🙂

This post was originally published on LinkedIn on 31 Mar 2015.

About the Author

Lionel Grealou


Lionel Grealou, a.k.a. Lio, helps original equipment manufacturers transform, develop, and implement their digital transformation strategies—driving organizational change, data continuity and process improvement, managing the lifecycle of things across enterprise platforms, from PDM to PLM, ERP, MES, PIM, CRM, or BIM. Beyond consulting roles, Lio held leadership positions across industries, with both established OEMs and start-ups, covering the extended innovation lifecycle scope, from research and development, to engineering, discrete and process manufacturing, procurement, finance, supply chain, operations, program management, quality, compliance, marketing, etc.

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