Product lifecycle management introduction

PDXpert product lifecycle management ("PLM") manages product-related design, production and maintenance requirements.

The PLM process includes identifying, documenting and controlling the functional and physical characteristics of an item. The PLM process also provides a permanent history of the decisions that affected the product design.

PDXpert PLM manages:

  • Products and parts, including those which are used for tooling, inspection, calibration, training, operation and maintenance
  • Documents (usually as computer files) that define the functional and physical attributes of an item
  • Ancillary documents that are used for training, operation and maintenance of an item

The PLM process is embodied in rules, procedures, techniques, methodology and resources to ensure that:

  • The configuration of a product is documented
  • Changes that are made to a product's configuration in the course of development, production and operation are beneficial and can be implemented without adverse consequences.

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