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"Product Lifecycle Management is an important technology for European industry. This state-of-the art book is a reference for those implementing and researching PLM." (Dr. Erastos Filos, Head of Sector "Intelligent Manufacturing Systems", European Commission)
From the reviews of the first edition:
"Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a new paradigm for product manufacturing … . The book introduces PLM and explains its importance from both the business and technical viewpoints, supported by examples; it explains how world-class engineering and manufacturing companies are implementing PLM successfully. The book provides brilliantly a holistic view of product development, support, use and disposal for industry worldwide, based on experience with internationally renowned companies. This book is a must for all product manufacturing companies of 21st Century." (Krishna .B. Misra, International Journal of Performability Engineering, Vol. 4 (2), 2008)