Title: Development of Product Lifecycle Management metrics: measuring the impact of PLM

Authors: Cynthia L. Tomovic, Lisa B. Ncube, Abram Walton, Michael Grieves

Addresses: Department of Occupational Studies, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA. ' Department of Organizational Leadership, College of Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. ' Department of Industrial Technology, College of Technology, Purdue University, Anderson, USA. ' Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence, Purdue University, Discovery Park, Burton Morgan Building, USA

Abstract: Companies that have implemented Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) or planning to implement PLM must justify their current and future investments as a function of organisational performance, both at the functional and organisational levels. To be able to assess the performance of PLM, companies need to identify relevant and appropriate measures. The primary focus of this paper is to propose a PLM Assessment Plan and PLM Waste Reduction and Innovations Conceptual Frameworks. Also, results are presented from a web-based survey in which perceptions of current and potential future PLM users indicate the utility of PLM metrics.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; performance measurement; PLM metrics; PLM assessment; PLM waste reduction; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2010.031366

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.19 No.3/4, pp.167 - 179

Published online: 02 Feb 2010 *

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