A Study Analysing Individual Perceptions of PLM Benefits

  • Shikha Singh
  • Subhas Chandra MisraEmail author
Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)


PLM is the most desirable tool in the manufacturing sector these days. The offerings of PLM are still improving day by day in order to improve the cost, time, and quality of products. This case study discusses PLM benefits and individuals’ perception of the existing benefits. Based on a survey conducted among Indian manufacturing firms, PLM benefits are ranked using t-test. This case study provides a general view of an individual’s understanding and adaptability for PLM. On assessing the present status of PLM among users, top management may guide their subordinates to better understand PLM and improve the contribution of PLM for digitisation.


PLM Benefits Individual perception Product cost Time Quality 


  1. 1.
    Alemanni M, Alessia G, Tornincasa S, Vezzetti E (2008) Key performance indicators for PLM benefits evaluation: the Alcatel Alenia Space case study. Comput Ind 59(8):833–841CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ameri F, Dutta D (2005) Product lifecycle management: closing the knowledge loops. Comput Aided Des Appl 2(5):577–590CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bruno G, Antonelli D, Villa A (2015) A reference ontology to support product lifecycle management. Procedia CIRP 33:41–46CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Cronbach LJ (1951) Coefficient alpha and the internal structure of tests. Psychometric 16:297–334CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Davis FD (1989) Perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and user acceptance of information technology. MIS Q 13(3):319–340CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Delone WH, McLean ER (2003) The DeLone and McLean model of information systems success: a ten-year update. J Manag Inf Syst 19(4):9–30CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Ferreira F, Faria J, Azevedo A, Marques AL (2017) Product lifecycle management in knowledge intensive collaborative environments: an application to automotive industry. Int J Inf Manage 37(1):1474–1487CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Goodman PS, Dean JW (1982) The process of institutionalisation: a book chapter published in change in organisations. Jossey-Bass Inc., San FranciscoGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Grieves M (2006) Product lifecycle management: driving the next generation of lean thinking. The McCraw-Hill Companies, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Hines P, Francis M, Found P (2006) Towards lean product lifecycle management: a framework for new product development. J Manuf Technol Manag 17(7):866–887CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Huet G, McAlpine H, Camarero R, Culley SJ, Leblanc T, Fortin C (2009) The management of digital sketches through PLM solutions. In: DS 58-8: Proceedings of ICED 09, the 17th international conference on engineering design. Design information and knowledge, vol 8. Palo Alto, CA, 24–27 Aug 2009Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kärkkäinen H, Pels HJ, Silventoinen A (2012) Defining the customer dimension of PLM maturity. In: IFIP international conference on product lifecycle management. Springer, Berlin, pp 623–634Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Mas Morate F, Menéndez Cuñado JL, Oliva Olvera M, Ríos Chueco J (2013) Collaborative engineering: an airbus case study. Procedia Eng 63:336–345Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Milhim HKB, Deng X, Schiffauerova A, Zeng Y (2012) The role of product lifecycle management systems in organisational innovation. In: IFIP international conference on product lifecycle management. Springer, Berlin, pp 322–331Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Singh S, Misra SC (2018) Identification of barriers to PLM institutionalisation in large manufacturing organisations: a case study. Bus Process Manag J (under publication)Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Singh S, Misra SC (2018) Success determinants to product lifecycle management (PLM) performance. In: 2018 5th International conference on industrial engineering and applications (ICIEA). IEEE, pp 386–390Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Stark J (2004) Product lifecycle management: 21st century paradigm for product realisation. Springer, London. 978-1-84628-067-2Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Stark J (2015) Product lifecycle management: 21st century paradigm for product realisation, vol 1. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 978-3319174396CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Venkatesh V, Morris MG, Davis GB, Davis FD (2003) User acceptance of information technology: toward a unified view. MIS Q 425–478Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IIT KanpurKanpurIndia

Personalised recommendations