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Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial)Logforum. 2018. 14(3), article 2, 293-303; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.264


Ilkka D.M. Donoghue, Lea T. Hannola, Jorma J. Papinniemi

School of Business and Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland


Background: The role of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in business change varies in scope and impact. PLM initiatives range from Information System (IS) change to strategic business transformation, and capabilities to implement PLM successfully are unclear. The paper identifies a PLM framework for transition and related variables. Understanding these variables influence successful PLM transformation.

Methods: The methods used in this paper include a literature review on existing frameworks available for PLM initiatives. This paper is based on a PLM case study done between 2011 – 2015, when the company’s strategy transformed it from an engineering company to a product and service company.

Results: The results show that strategy-driven PLM transformation impacting a company on many levels, and PLM focusing on IS-driven process harmonisation fails due to limited knowledge of the business models, products and services.

Conclusions: The conclusions are that PLM is at the core of business transformation and cross-functional impacting products, services and customers.

A part of this study was presented as o ral presentation at the "24th International Conference on Production Research (ICPR 2017)" in Poznan, Poland from July 30 to August 3, 20017.


Keywords: product lifecycle management, product management, enterprise architecture, business model, business strategy
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MLA Donoghue, Ilkka D.M., et al. "Product lifecycle management framework for business transformation." Logforum 14.3 (2018): 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.264
APA Ilkka D.M. Donoghue, Lea T. Hannola, Jorma J. Papinniemi (2018). Product lifecycle management framework for business transformation. Logforum 14 (3), 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.264
ISO 690 DONOGHUE, Ilkka D.M., HANNOLA, Lea T., PAPINNIEMI, Jorma J.. Product lifecycle management framework for business transformation. Logforum, 2018, 14.3: 2. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17270/J.LOG.2018.264