Traditional Pre-PLM Environment
Previous chapters have addressed the resources in the PLM environment and described some of the issues related to their management. The environment in which products are developed, produced, used and supported is complex, stressful and competitive. Not surprisingly, simple everyday things can easily get ignored or lost in this environment. Many problems can occur down in the details of the humdrum tasks that the company’s workers carry out every day. Such problems may not be of interest, or appear to be of concern, to managers who are looking at more strategic topics, and are expected to produce results at a higher level. However, it’s often a combination of these issues at a low level that leads to the problems with products that eventually become visible at a higher level.