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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2010.031367

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2010 Vol.19 No.3/4, pp.180 - 190

Published online: 02 Feb 2010 *

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