November21, 2007

Product lifecycle management expert to speak at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Michael Grieves, an international expert and author on product lifecycle management, will speak on Nov. 29 at Purdue University on "Product Lifecycle Management in Support of Globalization and Issues of Sustainability."

Grieves will talk from 6-7 p.m. in Krannert Auditorium, Room 140. He is the author of the book "Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking," published in 2006.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Department of Organizational Leadership and Supervision in the College of Technology and supported by the departments of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology and Computer Graphics Technology in the College of Technology; the School of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering; the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Center for the Environment and Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence in Discovery Park.

Grieves is co-director of Purdue's Product Lifecycle Management Center of Excellence and is the director of industry research at the University of Arizona MIS Department. He is a former visiting professor at Purdue's College of Technology and chairman emeritus of the board of visitors at Oakland University's School of Business Administration. Grieves co-founded the PLM Development Consortium at the University of Michigan's College of Engineering.

Writer: Kim Medaris, (765) 494-6998,

Source: Cynthia Tomovic, (765) 494.5615,

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