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

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CHAPTER9Developing a PLM Strategy

AS IS EVIDENT FROM the previous chapters, PLM is an enterprise-wide and, in some cases, a supply-chain wide issue. Because of that, strategies at varying levels and over varying time frames need to be developed and coordinated. This chapter will discuss the issue of strategies and sub-strategies, the organizational levels that need to address them, the metrics that need to be employed in measuring their progress and success, and the results and returns that should be expected.

What Is Strategy?

There is a great deal of confusion that surrounds strategy and its development. Anyone who has had to get three children to three different functions—a baseball practice, a soccer game, and a gymnastics class—that all ...

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