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Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking by Michael Grieves

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CHAPTER4The Environment Driving PLM

WHAT IS DRIVING the need for PLM? Why aren’t the previous techniques and technologies sufficient for today’s organizations? This chapter brings these issues into stark relief by comparing the changes in organizations and their environments over the last 30 years. While the changes appear incremental when looked at from day to day, the differences are truly dramatic when viewed over a longer time frame. Chapter 4 explores how scale, complexity, cycle times, globalization, and the regulatory environment are changing the way organizations need to deal with product-based information.

This chapter will also explore the fundamental requirements emerging from within the business environment that are driving PLM. These ...

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