Elmar, a Scottish engineering firm, implemented PLM three times - first in 1990, secondly in 1998 and the third in 2000. The first implementation took 15 months - 9 months to evaluate, plan, and configure, and then a further 6 months from going live to make it work. As a result productivity went up at least 156%, but there was heavy reliance on the software supplier and high costs involved in support and developing extra functionality. Obsolescence lead to the next implementation which incorpora...

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3.2.2 Develop product lifecycle &development timing target
3.4.1 Design product/process/service enhancements
3.6.1 Manage product/process/service development
15.6.3 Design of products, services or processes

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