Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

Report on the State of the Art

January 2006

John Stark Associates

The PLM State of the Art January 2006 Report is a concise, 66-page document describing the State of the Art of Product Lifecycle Management in January 2006.

Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 : Introduction
  • Chapter 2 : Introduction to PLM in January 2006
  • Chapter 3 : PLM Framework : PLM Grid
  • Chapter 4 : The Six Levels of PLM
  • Chapter 5 : Manufacturing Industry and PLM Applications
  • Chapter 6 : Key PLM Issues 2006 : User Viewpoint
  • Chapter 7 : Key PLM Issues 2006 : Vendor Viewpoint
  • Chapter 8 : That was PLM in 2005
A more detailed Table of Contents is available at

Format and Delivery
The PLM State of the Art January 2006 Report is available as a PDF file. It is delivered by e-mail.

The price of the PLM State of the Art January 2006 Report is $US 445.

Note: The price of the PLM State of the Art January 2006 Report for subscribers having paid their 2PLM annual subscription fee for 2006 (details) is $US 395.

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About the Author
John Stark is an independent management and technology consultant. Prior to launching John Stark Associates in 1991 he worked with developers and providers of systems and consulting services for product development, engineering management, CAD, PDM, process definition and process control. In his long consulting career he has worked with many companies including ABB, BMW, Braun, Coca-Cola, Eaton, Ford Motor Company, HP, IBM, Kodak, Legrand, Nestle, PSA, Renault, Saab, Schindler, Sikorsky, Valeo and Xerox.

Stark has published 2PLM, the leading PLM ezine, since 1998. Previously he published the monthly Engineering Data Management Newsletter from 1991 to 2003. He is the author of many books and articles in the fields of PLM, PDM, CAD, and IS in Manufacturing. These include:

- Product Lifecycle Management : Paradigm for 21st century Product Realisation
- Engineering Information Management Systems: Beyond CAD/CAM to Concurrent Engineering Support
- Competitive Manufacturing Through Information Technology: The Executive Challenge
- Managing CAD/CAM: Implementation, Organization, and Integration

His publications have been translated into several languages including French, German, Italian and Japanese.

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