Whole life engineering is made up of several disciplines whose main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in the life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and economical ownership by the customer and end user.

More Uses of the Product Life Cycle Management Toolkit:

  • Develop: direct interface with customers to further product lifetime, and managing existing product issues/strategies from business and high level technical aspects.
  • Manage work with supply chain team and other stakeholders to develop inventory policies, levels and lead times for product lines across portfolio.
  • Initiate: category expertise derive business insights and relevant market opportunities through the development, analysis and execution of syndicated data and market research.
  • Collect and synthesize information from customers, partners, competitors and internal organizations as engineering and business development teams as inputs to product concept development and product planning.
  • Synthesize market and business results and forecast to support Quarterly Business review, investor relations, and the executive management team.
  • Be certain that your design complies; awareness of outbound product marketing, channel/sales strategies to aid associated teams through launch, promotions and market presence programs.
  • Engage current and potential customers to identify product opportunities, guarantee successful product implementations, and stay abreast of customer needs.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key suppliers and potential outsource manufacturers where appropriately aligned with commercialization plans.
  • Make sure that your venture applies analytics and material planning expertise to manage system parameters and meet target inventory and service level goals, while minimizing costs and obsolescence.
  • Manage: in collaboration with leadership, partner with sales to drive relationships with key customers and provide direction on product line focus areas to maximize sales and profitability.
  • Ensure your organization assess market conditions, identify industry best practices and emerging trends to identify new cost reduction and value creation opportunities.
  • Initiate: implement established policies, system monitors and controls to ensure the successful management and reporting of all critical business unit initiatives.
  • Guide: partner in development of category strategy and annual planning process for the assigned category, leading critical strategic initiatives.
  • Ensure your organization tracks and recommends price adjustments based on customer and product margin analysis, and in response to raw material price changes and/or changes in supply/demand balance in the marketplace.
  • Drive value added value engineering projects through your organization that are addressing part obsolescence, quality improvements, and/or cost reduction initiatives.
  • Ensure you command; understand external requirements and expectations, user and business needs and take proactive measures to leverage the QMS as a competitive advantage for the business.
  • Develop the necessary technical and product content for syndication into marketing programs and sales force enablement assets to generate demand, acquire customers and achieve the growth and revenue targets.
  • Collaborate with product marketing to effectively introduce your product, coordinate advertising, lead trade show is and other key activities during the life cycle of the product.
  • Methodize: constantly monitor industry trends, customer behaviour to make sure that the service products are up to date and respond to the customer needs.
  • Ensure in service program managers create a culture of customer and business stakeholder advocacy across the functions in the business to deliver on all requirements and expectations.
  • Develop product use cases and functional requirements in partnership with all stakeholders for new products, product enhancements and product combinations.
  • Organize: partner with manufacturing, supply chain and other departments to create meaningful metrics facilitating informed decisions by functional management.
  • Develop QMS relevant processes, improvement plans and lead efforts to reduce risk through evaluation of internal and external feedback.
  • Ensure you pose good judgment in balancing between innovation and robust operation, able to optimize productivity and efficiency when working with your partners.
  • Confirm you pioneer; lead the program management of critical initiatives to provide visibility, drive prioritization, maximize impact value and ensure delivery of expected results.
  • Help maintain competitive analysis, monitoring trends, analyzing performance of assigned products and contribute to new product ideas.
  • Manage total product lifecycle and use data to drive decision making to scope and prioritize new requirements or address defects/issues in the product based on business and customer impact.
  • Determine reporting requirements and collaborate with IS Organization to create standard reports with data that can be used to inform decisions and are meaningful to internal stakeholders.
  • Facilitate creation and management of the product roadmap by working with all key stakeholders engineering, sales, marketing and management.
  • Ensure that products meet all key criteria, as specified functionality, performance, reliability, marketability, cost targets, and sustainability.

 

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