Product Lifecycle Management


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. 

Product Lifecycle Management: 21st Century Paradigm for Product Realisation | Dr John Stark | Springer

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Product Lifecycle Management

Chapter 1: What Is PLM?
Chapter 2: This Chapter 
Chapter 3: The P, L and M of PLM 
Chapter 4: The Scope of PLM 
Chapter 5: The PLM Paradigm

Part 2: The PLM Environment

Chapter 6: Issues in the Traditional Environment
Chapter 7: Product Data Issues 
Chapter 8: A Complex, Changing Environment
Chapter 9: Product Pains

Part 3: Business Processes in the PLM Environment

Chapter 10: Definitions and Introduction
Chapter 11: Process Reality in a Typical Company
Chapter 12: Business Process Activities in the PLM Initiative





Written by Venkadesh Narayanan

Venkadesh is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA with 30 years of experience in the domains of supply chain management, business analysis, new product development, business plan and standard operating procedures. He is currently working as Principal Consultant at Fhyzics Business Consultants. He is also serving as President, PDMA-India (an Indian affiliate of PDMA, USA) and Recognised Instructor of APICS, USA and CIPS, UK. He is a former member of Indian Civil Services (IRAS). Fhyzics offers consulting, certification, and executive development programs in the domains of supply chain management, business analysis and new product development.

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