PLM as an Operating Model

Lionel Grealou Engineering, Manufacturing, PLM

Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) can be defined as an operating modelenabling Product Realization [create, make, sell, service, re-iterate, re-use or re-cycle].


PLM is the glue between Product Engineering & Project Execution [design, development, manufacturing] Operations and Engineering-IT, enabling the entire Product Realization, by aligning people and process with technology.


PLM is the operating model [and platform], in business improvement terms, that includes the creation and management of information [data] related to a company’s digital product engineeringdigital manufacturing and project engineering & execution, augmenting human creativity, enabling faster product creation and innovation.

What are your thoughts?

This post was originally published on LinkedIn on 14 March 2015.

About the Author
Lionel Grealou

Lionel Grealou


Lio is founder and independent consultant with Xlifecycle Ltd—helping organizations make the most from their digital enterprise strategies and manage the 'Lifecycle of Things' across PLM, MES, ERP, IOT, SCM platforms.

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