Product lifecycle management (PLM) implementation brings its own set of challenges, whether considering vendor selection, employee perception management, or actual implementation. However, based on experience and study, it is possible to describe the best practices for overcoming these challenges.
of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from the concept and design phase, product analysis (finite element analysis) through production planning, visualization and marketing to the end of life of a product. ( http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Product_Lifecycle_Management [accessed March 2006]) Thus, we conclude that PLM systems support the management of a portfolio of products, processes, and services, from initial concept, through design, launch, production, and use, to final disposal. The Need