You are a new employee in the engineering organization of a large camping equipment and outdoor furniture manufacturing firm. The company is considering implementing a PLM system to better manage the design and manufacture of its products. You have been invited to a meeting to share your thoughts on how such a system might be used and what capabilities are most important. What should you do to prepare for the meeting? What points should you make? Choose three to six points and give a short explanation of each point.

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Asked Nov 1, 2019

You are a new employee in the engineering organization of a large camping equipment and outdoor furniture manufacturing firm. The company is considering implementing a PLM system to better manage the design and manufacture of its products. You have been invited to a meeting to share your thoughts on how such a system might be used and what capabilities are most important. What should you do to prepare for the meeting? What points should you make? Choose three to six points and give a short explanation of each point.

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Successful implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system

A PLM system is an information system that can integrate data, processes, business systems and also people in an enterprise. A PLM system automates various stages of product development cycle and should be implemented with proper planning. It can lead to extreme loss in business if the system is implemented with improper planning. As a new employee of organization, first all the stages of product life cycle should be understood. The key aspects while implementing a PLM system are understanding the goals, organizing a team that will handle implementation process, planning change management, framing a training plan and testing the software. The first step is to understand the goals.  By implementing a PLM system, a central repository is made and shared throughout enterprise. A PLM system will help to expand in international market. The second step is to organize team that will handle implementation process. The team will have a project manager who will be responsible...

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