Gartner Research

Delivering Winning Products and Portfolios With PLM in Manufacturing Primer for 2016

Published: 20 January 2016

ID: G00292978

Analyst(s): Marc Halpern , Janet Suleski


Products and related services are the key value that manufacturers deliver. In this digital business era, IT executives who successfully invest in IT support for product life cycle management (PLM) become integral to delivering "best of class" products, product portfolios and related services.

Table Of Contents



  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How does a manufacturer continually improve its performance and maturity in the PLM discipline?
    • Which design, engineering and PLM-related software applications should manufacturers adopt?
    • How should manufacturers prepare for emerging product innovation platforms?
    • With which design, engineering, manufacturing-related and PLM software vendors should manufacturers partner?
    • With which PLM service providers should manufacturers partner?

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