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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a strategic approach to managing a product’s entire lifecycle, from initial design to end-of-life. This method integrates processes, tools and technologies to optimize the management of products throughout their life cycle.

The main stages covered by product lifecycle management :

1. Design and development: This phase involves the initial creation of the product, including design, engineering, modeling and simulation.

2. Market introduction: Once the product has been developed, it is brought to market. This stage involves production planning, marketing, market launch and management of initial sales.

3. Manufacturing and distribution: During this phase, the product is mass-produced and distributed to customers. Supply chain management, inventory management and logistics are key aspects of this stage.

4. Use and maintenance: Customers use the product, and it may require maintenance services, software updates or repairs during its lifetime.

5. End-of-life: As the product reaches the end of its life, decisions need to be made about whether to withdraw it from the market, replace it or upgrade it.

Product lifecycle management aims to improve the efficiency, quality and profitability of products by optimizing processes throughout their lifecycle. It also facilitates collaboration between cross-functional teams, such as R&D, engineering, manufacturing, marketing and customer service. This ensures the overall success of our products in the marketplace. By using PLM solutions, companies can better manage product information, streamline development processes, reduce time-to-market and improve customer satisfaction.