Product Lifecycle Management: 21st Century Paradigm for Product Realisation (Decision Engineering) ハードカバー – 2004/8/1
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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), a new paradigm for product manufacturing, enables a company to manage its products all the way across their lifecycles in the most effective way. It helps companies get products to market faster, provide better support for their use, and manage end-of-life better. In today’s highly competitive global markets, companies must meet the increasing demands of customers to rapidly and continually improve their products and services. PLM meets these needs, extending and bringing together previously separate fields such as Computer Aided Design, Product Data Management, Sustainable Development, Enterprise Resource Planning, Life Cycle Analysis and Recycling. Product Lifecycle Management: 21st century Paradigm for Product Realisation explains the importance of PLM, from both the business and technical viewpoints, supported by examples showing how world-class engineering and manufacturing companies are implementing PLM successfully. The book: - introduces PLM, a unique holistic view of product development, support, use and disposal for industry worldwide, based on experience with internationally renowned companies; - shows you how to take full advantage of PLM, how to prepare people to work in the PLM environment, how to choose the best solution for your situation; - provides deep understanding, nurturing the skills you will need to successfully implement PLM and achieve world-class product development and support performance; and - gives access to a companion www site containing further material.
From the reviews:
"Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a new paradigm for product manufacturing … . The book introduces PLM and explains its importance from both the business and technical viewpoints, supported by examples; it explains how world-class engineering and manufacturing companies are implementing PLM successfully. The book provides brilliantly a holistic view of product development, support, use and disposal for industry worldwide, based on experience with internationally renowned companies. This book is a must for all product manufacturing companies of the 21st Century." (Krishna B. Misra, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 4 (2), 2008)商品の説明をすべて表示する
The information in the book is reminiscent of the numerous PowerPoint presentations I have been subjected to courtesy of multiple PLM vendors. Over and over are there reassurances of PLM's benefit. We just never seem to get into the details and mechanisms that show exactly how PLM works.
With most PLM books, the author seems like someone on your side. Their tone and presentation of facts are aimed at helping you solve the issues your are facing. Reading this book, I felt like the author was sitting across the table negotiating a case for PLM. The historical recounts as related to PLM are shallow and likely to mislead readers in an attempt to push PLM upon them. It is fair to say that many readers will already have made their mind up to go with PLM, and do not need to be preached at in an almost infomercial-like tone.
It is not that this is a bad book; it's just that there are so many better books on PLM and engineering configuration control, that time could be better spent. And after reading several books on the subject, I often find many to be useful references when information is needed later in the process. Not so with this book. Which explains why it has been sitting silently on the bookshelf throughout most of our implementation period.
The first few chapters contain foundation material about lifecycles, products, product data, processes, trends, developments, and are good and useful and could make a book in themselves, but that's just the beginning. Then the book moves on, and linked subjects such as engineering change management, enterprise change management, product liability, patents, intellectual property, lifecycle analysis, sustainable development, re-use, recycling, traceability, and so on, are brought in, and you start to see PLM in a new manner. Another theme in the book is PLM implementation. Along the implementation path there are many intermediate steps, and the book shows how to strategize, plan and implement them, and how to justify the all-important component of Product Data Management. Direct and indirect benefits, NPV and ROI are all covered in detail. A PDM maturity model shows typical steps and related achievements. The books loaded with great examples. It finishes with a great set of presentation slides you can use for your project team or manager today.
I personally appreciate it's not a book just about PLM systems, but on how organizations will manage products across their lifecycles from cradle to grave. The book looks at PLM from different views. It encourages you to think. It encourages you to think of the past, the present and the future. It describes the reality of a product development and manufacturing company. After a while, you begin to wonder how the author can understand so much about your enterprise without having seen it. As his view of the present situation conforms so closely to reality, his vision of the future of PLM is worth reading. The book gets you thinking about the future role of PLM. Eventually the author sees two principal fields of focus for manufacturing companies. These are the enterprise and the product, with ERP controlling one and PLM the other. PLM will give better control of the products, and make it possible for products to benefit the manufacturer and the customer without destroying the planet's environment. PLM will become just as necessary as ERP, which is why I recommend this book to a very wide audience.
A really useful, thoughtful book parts of which I've already read 3 or 4 times.