Lionel Grealou

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe
Senior business executive, trusted advisor, business transformation and technology leader with a solid background in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), New Product Introduction (NPI), digitalization, risk management, and delivery of robust change and IT-enabled initiatives.

Proven track record of architecting and managing transformation programs in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Articles By Lionel Grealou

“PLM Special Ops” aka Customization At Source

Business Process-Technology Trade-Offs The typical approach to successfully implementing enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions includes considering a number of people-process-technology related compromises and concurrent trade-offs: How much of the Engineering-IT landscape should be changed vs maintained or upgraded? What are the current pain points vs current and future business capability requirements? What remediation actions are required Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Do All Stakeholders Benefit From Profit Maximization?

Dealing with multiple stakeholders is a given for any organization, either operating in the private or public sector. Stakeholder management is a critical component to the successful delivery of any project, program or activity. A stakeholder is any group or individual who can affect or is affected by the achievement of the organization’s objectives (Freeman, 1984) Simply put, the main Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Agile and PLM: a ‘Platform of Things’ for Competitive Advantage

The Need for Business Agility Business agility is a source of competitive advantage – allowing organizations to adapt to new business imperatives, technology changes and various other industry forces. The ability to adapt quickly is the name of the game in today’s business climate Build a business that is adaptable, and it will become better positioned to swiftly make Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Who Pays for PLM?

Companies continuously face tough decisions when it comes to enterprise technology investments, should they relate to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. In practical terms, “PLM is the enabling platform for product engineering and innovation“. Funding these enterprise initiatives and their continuous delivery activities is often challenging due to conflicting expectations Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

9 Key Business Factors Driving the Manufacturing Industry

It is no surprise and nowadays perhaps even a cliché to reiterate that: Manufacturing organizations strive to create MORE innovative products and increase their portfolio, combined with FASTER time-to-market and increased productivity supported by BETTER decision making, quality and cost control. Broadly speaking, generic market drivers can be regrouped in a concise set of 9 Key Business Factors (KBFs). These KBFs Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

PLM+ERP+MES+CRM: The Four Cornerstones of Manufacturing

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications are often referred as a ‘single system of record’ for product data across the product creation lifecycle. As maturity increases, product and process information flows from PLM to downstream systems, namely Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). As the product matures throughout its lifecycle, the need for closed-loop integration increases. PLM-ERP-MES Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Replace Where Used: PLM’s Achilles Heel?

Product development requires an eco-system of inter-dependent capabilities and complementary functions to bring teams together around a product creation and industrialization platform. The so-called platform contributes to converting new ideas into product designs, up to production readiness and serviceability, managing the engineering-enterprise relational data throughout their lifecycle. Most products have multiple variants and successive modifications Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Beyond ECAD-MCAD Collaboration

Complex products and services Most complex products are both mechanical and electrical, with the balance rapidly increasingly moving towards innovative electrical engineering as new product and service differentiation. Competitive product development requires robust collaboration between multiple domains, including the tight integration of electrical hardware and software development with traditional mechanical design and enterprise processes. Innovations in connectivity Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe

Industry 4.0: Toward More Data-Driven Decision Making

Data is everywhere In most industries (and including the manufacturing industry), data leads to knowledge, and ultimately to Intellectual Property (IP) and competitive advantage.  There is a lot to do, in business understanding terms, to differentiate valuable or useful data from non value-added data. There are plenty of opportunities to leverage data and convert it Read more

  • Lionel Grealou
  • Vice President - PLM Services
  • PLM Europe