RDECOM charts way ahead for systems engineering

Systems Engineering Viewpoint by Thomas Haduch.

Program managers, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; and life cycle sustainment commands are responsible for Army weapon systems management from inception to retirement.

Product Lifecycle Management, or PLM, encompasses development, engineering, manufacturing, test and logistics activities – all of which require creation of and access to a large set of data about a product.

Product Data Management, or PDM, is the business function within PLM that is responsible for the creation, management and publication of and access to product data.

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