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Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 1)

21st Century Paradigm for Product Realisation

  • Provides the reader with a thorough explanation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and equips them with the skills to implement PLM within their own business environment

  • Maximizes reader insights into the many technological and management advances made in Product Lifecycle Management since the second edition was published

  • Comprehensively describes the environment in which products are developed, manufactured, and supported

  • Includes a step-by-step walkthrough of the typical processes and activities of a Product Lifecycle Management project or initiative


Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John Stark
    Pages 1-29
  3. John Stark
    Pages 31-67
  4. John Stark
    Pages 131-171
  5. John Stark
    Pages 301-351
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-356

About this book


This third edition updates and adds to the successful second edition and gives the reader a thorough description of PLM, providing them with a full understanding of the theory and the practical skills to implement PLM within their own business environment. This new and expanded edition is fully updated to reflect the many technological and management advances made in PLM since the release of the second edition. Describing the environment in which products are developed, manufactured and supported, before addressing the Five Pillars of PLM: business processes, product data, PLM applications, Organisational Change Management (OCM) and Project Management, this book explains what Product Lifecycle Management is, and why it’s needed. The final part of the book addresses the PLM timeline, showing the typical steps and activities of a PLM project or initiative. “Product Lifecycle Management” will broaden the reader’s understanding of PLM, nurturing the skills needed to implement PLM successfully and to achieve world-class product performance across the lifecycle.


Business Process Management Organisational Change Management Product Data Management Product Lifecycle Management Time to Market

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.John Stark AssociatesGenevaSwitzerland

About the authors

John Stark started working in product development in 1979. In the 1980s he worked in computer aided design, product data management and business process improvement. 

He has worked as a consultant to companies in the product development and support area since the mid-1980s; first for Coopers & Lybrand, then as an independent consultant.

In the last 15 years, he has focused on helping companies implement PLM. During this time he has worked with more than 50 companies, so has a very good experience of PLM in industry.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Product Lifecycle Management (Volume 1)
  • Book Subtitle 21st Century Paradigm for Product Realisation
  • Authors John Stark
  • Series Title Decision Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Decision Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-17439-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-33050-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17440-2
  • Series ISSN 1619-5736
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-6589
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XV, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 365 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial and Production Engineering
    Operations Research/Decision Theory
    Engineering Design
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