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Product Lifecycle Management: Expediting Product Innovation
The highly competitive product manufacturing market makes true product lifecycle management (PLM) inevitable. PLM helps companies map product requirements to

introduce a new product  and profit if they introduce a product to market sooner than their competitors do. Thus, they tend to minimize cycle time whenever possible. Product cycle time as a whole can be broken down into cycle times for design, engineering analysis, validation, buying, process planning, and piloting. Product development involves cross-functional teamwork, as the following functions are generally involved: marketing, design, engineering, purchase, testing, production engineering, manufacturing, and quality. In a

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Product Development and Portfolio Management

The Product Development and Portfolio Management Knowledge Base covers the execution processes of new product development projects and programs, including phase-gate processes. It also addresses Product Portfolio Management (PPM), including the evaluation processes of new and existing products and product portfolios to provide the most valuable, balanced, and well aligned portfolio of products.  

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