Manufacturing has undergone many transformations over the years. From the rise of the cotton gin to the explosion of the mass assembly line, these transformations have marshaled once cottage industries like CAD and product lifecycle management into the backbone of discrete manufacturing today.
Fast forward to the present day, and we’re at the dawn of a new era in manufacturing.
Manufacturers today are looking beyond the traditional assembly line to understand the entire life of a product, including how it’s used and experienced by the consumer, and how it can be serviced efficiently. Knowledge is power, and as manufacturers strive to gain insight and control over the entire life of their products, they’re looking to extend the traditional concepts of product lifecycle management into new areas like service lifecycle management.
As the products around us become more wired, service lifecycle management becomes more fortuitous yet vastly more complex. I…
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