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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
While January's Primer explicates the nuts and bolts of PLM, the issue's Community section is devoted to PLM vendors. As a supplement to its coverage of the PLM sector, Baseline has collected the following White Papers for you to download for free, courtesy of their respective authors. AMR Research: Prepared especially for this package, a summary of the analyst firm's September 2002 "PLM: What's Real Now" report, authored by Kevin O'Marah and Michael Burkett. ARC Advisory Group: The strategic-planning and technology-assessment company looks at the need for a PLM strategy within the process industry. Cambashi: The U.K.-based analyst firm looks at the intertwined destinies of PLM and supply-chain management. CIMdata, Inc.: The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based firm attempts to define not just PLM, but the role it plays in the key business challenges faced by global enterprises. QAD Inc.: The software vendor's White Paper, authored by industry consultant Richard Bourke, labels the field "Unified Product Lifecycle Management."