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Five PLM Best Practices to Beat New Product Launch Failures for Process Manufacturers

Published: 01 August 2016

ID: G00308868

Analyst(s): Michelle Duerst


CIOs can address the root causes of new product launch failure by selecting the right product life cycle management platform. CIOs must begin with a clear roadmap based on current levels of PLM maturity and identify the primary vision team, goals, costs and data requirements.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations:



  • Engage SMEs Early in the Selection Process to Identify Points of Disparity
  • Define a Strategic Roadmap With Phased PLM Implementation
  • Analyze Vendor Costs to Include Maintenance, Upgrades, Time to Value and Revenue Generated From Better Performance
  • Map All Current Data Repositories and Processes to Align Them With the New Strategy Vision for PLM
    • What Are Our Current Processes, and How Do They Fail to Achieve the Goals Listed Above?
  • Cleanse and Harmonize Data Prior to Integrating With Legacy Systems Such as ERP, SCM and MES

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