PLM as an Operating Model

Lionel Grealou Engineering Manufacturing PLM < 1 minute

Product Life-cycle Management (PLM) can be defined as an operating model enabling 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


Lio is independent consultant and founder with Xlifecycle Ltd—driving business transformation and 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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