Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

In industry, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products.  PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise.

PLM According to Industry Leaders

Source:  CIMdata

"PLM is a strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions in support of the collaborative creation, management, dissemination, and use of product definition information across the extended enterprise, and spanning from product concept to end of life-integrating people, processes, business systems, and information. PLM forms the product information backbone for a company and its extended enterprise." 

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Application Integrations

The vdR Group architects, designs and develops off-the-shelf application integrations and related solutions for partners with clients in design, engineering, and manufacturing.

The cornerstone of vdR’s technology portfolio is a combination of a robust data exchange platform coupled with application specific “adapters”. In some instances the platform and selected adapters are pre-packaged as standalone solutions, while in other instances they are custom adapters developed to support a client’s specific needs.

Our data exchange platform solution is specifically designed to treat the diversity of product data objects such as drawings, parts and assemblies that can be exchanged between various applications.

The associated “data exchange adapters”, or DXAs, facilitate the exchange of data between applications. These DXAs typically link to an application via its native API. DXAs have been developed for various CAD, enterprise content management (ECM), ERP, and PDM/PLM applications.