The PLM State: A Flow Graph of PLM, CRM, SCM and ERP during Product Life

August 12, 2011 By: Steve Ammann

A Flow Graph of PLM, CRM, SCM and ERP during a Product's Life.

Importance/value on one axis and product life on the other.

Oleg Shilovitsky recently published an article in his blog, Beyond PLM, titled "ERP vs. PLM: More Competition in The Future?"

The article poses good questions and several comments are worth reading. The below graph shows the major Enterprise systems for manufacturing companies in a use/importance FLOW perspective, something like reality, versus the typical, over the wall integration graph shown by many vendors. Oleg asked me to publish it and I hope it adds clarity to the discussion.

The graph is not something ZWS created, I don’t know the author, but I give him/her all credit.



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