Functionality roadmap to define a configuration scope for implementing a PLM system
by Darli Vieira; Eduardo Schmoller; Alencar Bravo; Milena Chang Chain
International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM), Vol. 13, No. 3, 2021

Abstract: The main benefits related to product lifecycle management (PLM) are reduced costs and time-to-market, but different levels must be considered during PLM implementation. The acronym PLM requires a holistic and practical understanding by companies since a realistic understanding of PLM provides the main guidance to handle PLM implementation. The definition of PLM must elucidate its different aspects: strategy, methodology, solution and system. Furthermore, tiers of definitions are needed to achieve the benefits of PLM. The aim of this work is to propose a holistic and practical definition of PLM and a PLM system functionality roadmap based on a PLM reference model to help companies define the scope of PLM system configuration, which is the critical point to achieve the benefits of PLM implementation. The proposed holistic and practical definition of PLM supports roadmap applicability.

Online publication date: Fri, 08-Oct-2021

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email