The first guide to this revolutionary productivity-enhancing systemThis groundbreaking book introduces the next evolution of lean thinking: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). PLM expert Michael Grieves shows how to roll out this integrated, information-driven approach across an entire company--to increase organizational agility, optimize efficiency and drastically reduce time-to-market.Praise forProduct Lifecycle Management"The depth with which Michael Grieves explores PLM and the manner in which he describes its origin is exceptional. As we see new markets emerging for PLM, the universe of possibilities is limitless. This book should be considered a staple in business."--Tony Affuso, Chairman, CEO and President, UGS"Michael Grieves has captured the "big idea" of PLM. Michael expertly explains how information and digital modeling can reduce cost, improve quality, and ignite innovation. 'Do you really understand the nature of information and your products?' Michael's book is a terrific source to expand your knowledge and begin the PLM journey!" --Lorie Buckingham, Senior Vice President and CIO, Visteon Corporation "If you want to know precisely the proper way to use the product information in your company, this isthebook to explain the whys and wherefores and the specific steps to complete that process. Mike Grieves' bookProduct Lifecycle Managementjust raised the bar to a new level!" --John Crary, CIO, Lear Corporation"Product Lifecycle Managementis an innovative book that will be highly useful tool when integrating all the business processes of a product's life cycle."--Mohan Tanniru, MIS Dept Head, University of ArizonaGrieves, Michael is the author of 'Product Lifecycle Management Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking', published 2005 under ISBN 9780071452304 and ISBN 0071452303.