Title: Product Lifecycle Quality (PLQ): a framework within Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for achieving product quality
Authors: Michael W. Grieves
Addresses: PLM Center of Excellence, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
Abstract: Product quality receives much attention but means different things to different people depending on their involvement with a product. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with its holistic view of a product from birth to death requires an equally encompassing view of quality. Product Lifecycle Quality (PLQ) is a proposed framework to define an overall view of product quality that applies to the four phases of a product|s lifecycle: creation, build, use, and dispose. The paper will discuss product quality as being defined by the perceived value of the product user and propagating through the different phases of product|s life.
Keywords: PLM; product lifecycle management; PLQ; product lifecycle quality; prouct quality; perceived value.
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.19 No.3/4, pp.180 - 190
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