Getting the process right can lead to improved efficiency, more innovation, and higher levels of profitability. Getting it wrong can potentially mean failure to achieve not only the promised gains, but an investment in tools or technology that simply aren't used. There are a number of obstacles that must be negotiated, including cultural resistance, a lack of a firm goal, or even a lack of existing processes. Aberdeen found that leading companies see significantly greater improvements over their competitors, including the ability to meet product launch dates 2.3 times as often as their competitors. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=5349.
"Getting the process right -- with respect to not only how a company engineers and builds its products, but how well it aligns its product development efforts with its overall business objectives -- is where companies often stand to make the greatest gains," observes Amy Rowell, Product Innovation and Engineering Research Analyst at Aberdeen. "Fundamentally, the Best-in-Class are more adept at alignment of product development efforts with business objectives and determining the kinds of product enhancements that will lead to increased revenue."
The report "Getting the Process Right: A Fresh Look at PLM and Product Development," provides a comprehensive guide to how effective organizational process change can translate into both improved product design and development efficiency as well as greater market success.
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