Product Lifecycle Management

Manufacturing Management of Your Product’s Lifecycle

What is the Lifecycle of a Product

A product’s lifecycle starts with concept and design, and moves through several stages: development and manufacture, sales, growth, maturity, decline, and where possible, recapture or recycling. Managing your product’s lifecycle – from conception to disuse – will save time and money in development and improve efficiency when going to market. When it comes to manufacturing, having a product lifecycle planned out can mean shortening development times and knowing when production may need to be increased or reduced. Product lifecycle management can even help to close the loop on a product’s lifecycle with ITAD (IT Asset Disposition), where some materials found in returned/retired products mean components can be captured and reused or recycled. This approach to product lifecycle management can cut costs and provide customers with the kind of sustainable product they are looking for.

As an award-winning EMC, PRIDE Industries can offer a lifecycle product management system that includes expertise in design and development to reduce product cost, end-of-life support, ITAD, and recycling that contributes to closed-loop sustainability.

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Proud recipient of Global SMT & Packaging Magazine’s 2021 GLOBAL Technology Award in the Contract Services category. This award recognizes PRIDE Industries’ innovation in electronics manufacturing processes, engineering services, and strategic supplier management.

Featured Product Lifecycle Management Case Study

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Partnering with PRIDE Industries, Heart Zones is successfully reshoring the manufacturing of its Blink Armband ™. Our holistic approach allows Heart Zones to maintain an agile supply chain.

Electronics Manufacturing Services

PRIDE Industries’ electronics manufacturing services are full suite and end-to-end: from design, testing, engineering support, manufacturing, fulfillment, and supply chain management, to end-of-life support. Our state-of-the-art facilities are ISO certified ensuring a commitment to outstanding quality and exceptional customer service.  

With every project, we are able to source quality materials and components using our extensive supply chain vendors. Then our CSMTPEs and technicians work hard to build your prototype and product to the most exacting specifications. We also conduct extensive testing to ensure quality and reliability before and during manufacturing, saving you time and money.

Once manufactured, PRIDE Industries’ sophisticated tracking technology follows your products to and beyond the point of sale, allowing you to gather valuable data. And once your product has reached the end of its life, we can assist with recycling or refurbishment, making it easy for you to meet your sustainability commitments.

State-of-the-Art PCBA Manufacturing

We have three, in-house SMTA Certified SMT Process Engineers and offer both surface mount (SMT) and mixed printed circuit board (PCB) assembly with RoHS and non-RoHS capabilities.

Full System Integration

Our skilled technicians can assemble and test your final electromechanical or medical product, ensuring that only properly finished and functioning products are shipped.

Advanced Testing and Inspection

Our testing capabilities include 3D X-ray, flying probe test, ICT, conformal coating, functional testing, automated programming, and automated optical inspection (AOI).

Diverse Engineering Services

We offer a broad range of technical solutions, including DFM, DFT, prototyping, process analysis, and customized manufacturing.

Exceptional Customer Service

Your dedicated customer service representative is always available to answer questions, make any needed changes, and manage the needs of your product from order placement to on-time delivery.

Materials Management

Services include procurement and materials management, vendor management,  forecasting, and flexible demand and capacity planning.

Quality Assurance and Regulatory Control

PRIDE Industries is an ISO 9001 and 13485-registered facility. We comply fully with FDA regulations and are ITAR Registere

Cable and Harness Assembly

Whether using automated or manual tooling, our experienced assemblers will expertly manufacture your cable or harness assembly to the highest technical standards.

We deliver business excellence with a positive social impact

Sustainable Manufacturing

Circular-economy principles are the bedrock of our manufacturing processes, allowing us to provide fully sustainable products and solutions to our customers.

Complete Lifecycle Product Management Common Questions

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a comprehensive approach used to manage the entire lifecycle of a product from its initial conception through design, manufacturing, distribution, use, and ultimately, its end of life.

PLM software is typically utilized during the design stages of a PCB or electronic device to identify soon-to-be obsolete components or technology. PLM software can be an excellent tool for PCBA when used together with the expertise of qualified engineers to manage the PCB’s lifecycle.

Why is product lifecycle management important? By providing a centralized repository for product-related data, including design documents, engineering specifications, BOMs, CAD models, etc., PLM can streamline processes, reduce product development time and facilitate the effective management of product-related data throughout the entire product lifecycle.

PLM stages are concept, design and development, manufacturing and production, marketing and sales, use and maintenance, and finally end of life. Note that end-of-life does not always mean disposal as more and more companies wish to implement sustainable solutions such as recycling and reuse.

Yes, Product Lifecycle Management is the same as PLM.

A good PLM solution will integrate tools and processes that lead to greater efficiency for any product but there is no one-size-fits-all PLM strategy. A specialized medical or military product may need components that will last a decade or more whereas a device such as a phone is likely to have a far shorter component lifecycle.

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