1. Beyond Design: The Synergy of Apparel Product Development by Myrna B. Garner and Sandra J. Keiser (Jun 15, 2012)

This practical text takes students step-by-step through the pre-production processes of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing, and sourcing. It demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to market, when consumers want it, and at a price they are willing to pay.

2. Product Lifecycle Management: 21st Century Paradigm for Product Realisation (Decision Engineering) by John Stark (Aug 12, 2011)

Product Lifecycle Management (2nd edition) explains what Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is, and why it’s needed. It describes the environment in which products are developed, realised and supported, before looking at the basic components of PLM, such as the product, processes, applications, and people. The final part addresses the implementation of PLM, showing the steps of a project or initiative, and typical activities.

3. Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking : Driving the Next Generation of Lean… by Michael Grieves (Oct 26, 2005)

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the newest wave in productivity. This revolutionary approach is an outcome of lean thinking; however, PLM eliminates waste and efficiency across all aspects of a product’s life–from design to deployment–not just in its manufacture. By using people, product information, processes, and technology to reduce wasted time, energy, and material across an organization and into the supply chain, PLM drives the next generation of lean thinking.

4. Product Lifecycle Management by Antti Saaksvuori and Anselmi Immonen (Dec 31, 1899)

This book on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) introduces the reader to the basic terms and fundamentals of PLM. It provides a solid foundation for starting a PLM development project as well as gives ideas and examples of how PLM can be utilized in various industries. In addition, it offers an insight into how PLM can assist in creating new business opportunities and in making real eBusiness possible.

5. The PLM Primer: A Guide to Successfully Selecting and Deploying Product Lifecycle Management Solutions by Stephen Porter (Jan 29, 2013)

If you deal with product lifecycle management technology or the challenges that come from managing product development, inside this slim guide you will find the answers to your most critical questions. It combines hands-on knowledge with best practices derived from numerous business authors and studies with an engaging perspective on the critical aspects of successfully selecting the deploying technology to manage the product development process. If you are involved with product development or lifecycle management this is required reading.

6. Virtually Perfect: Driving Innovative and Lean Products through Product Lifecycle Management by Michael Grieves (Dec 6, 2012)

Virtually Perfect is the key to products being both innovative and lean in the 21st century. Virtual products, which are the digital information about the physical product, create value for both product producers and their customers throughout the entire product lifecycle of create, build, sustain, and dispose. Both product producers and users will need to change their perspective of products being only physical to a perspective of products being dual in nature: both physical and virtual. Dr. Michael Grieves, the pioneer and internationally recognized thought leader in the field of PLM, extends the concepts of his first book, Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking deeper into the realm of producing value for product producers and users alike.
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