It is now twenty years or so, at the time of writing, that you will have heard and read that often repeated paradigm. If memory serves the messenger correctly, it began with the politicians. Soon enough thereafter, everyone, including company directors and small to medium-sized business owners were utilizing this phraseology when putting forward a business statement, business or sales proposal, or business plan going forward. Currently, the plm roadmap looks forward to a very important aspect of the business, no matter what its size, scale, and no matter what kind of business is being carried out.
The regularly used phrase, of course, is that of the roadmap. And when you think about it, it is quite a positive statement to be making at this time, or at any time, for that matter. This positive affirmation is always forward thinking. And so now, by this time, you have often heard this statement being made by corporate executives and successful entrepreneurs. They often talk about ‘going forward’.
And before you stand to one side and point fingers, terming these statements as two tired old clichés, do take the time and trouble to think about these, and other statements being made by those who are accountable to their shareholders and customers, and indulge yourself in an exercise of introspection. Here you can think about how well you have fared to date. And as they say in casual on the side remarks; go figure.
The PLM roadmap is a suggestion. It is a business proposal. It is a set of workable solutions which focuses all attention on one of the most important, if not, the most important tools of the business’s infrastructure. That being said; the computer based system with its linkage to software technologies and the World Wide Web.