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Product Lifecycle Management

To meet evolving consumer needs, companies must effectively accelerate product innovation while reducing costs from product development and supply chains as well as managing data and processes related to the product portfolio.

Enhance innovation speed to market. Reduce the effort required for product, pack, and label changes. Improve visibility and one-stop management of new product ideas and mature products alike.

Complex internal processes, broad assortments, legacy technology platforms, and siloed product data all slow time to market, increase cost, and degrade the consumer experience. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offers a centralized avenue to managing product data and workflows in one place.


We help companies diagnose the most pressing challenges that are slowing product innovation and creating unnecessary complexity and cost. We conduct deep and industry-specific assessments of PLM practices, provide recommendations for improved PLM strategies, and expertly guide the implementation of related transformation programs.

Product development is as cross-functional as it gets. We help companies review their current practices to identify the most impactful pain points that, if solved, drive significant innovation value.

  • Product Lifecycle Management Assessment
  • Ideation, development, and change order process and ways of working diagnosis
  • Product-related technology assessment

Making changes to PLM processes, ways of working, responsibilities, and technologies in large organizations is highly complex. We create actionable strategies that help you rapidly evolve the innovation capability.

  • PLM process cycle time reduction
  • SKU analysis and rationalization
  • PLM technology roadmapping

Activating change in the organization around PLM is difficult. We help companies organize for and execute on change to realize benefits in the near term.

  • PLM and data platform systems implementation
  • Master data management
  • Innovation transformation program office

What Our Clients Say

VP of Program Management

Consumer Health Company

“Clarkston not only came into our organization and accurately assessed our PLM challenges and provided on-point recommendations; but they also took the time to mentor the teams they worked with. By taking this time, we’re stronger as an organization and leadership team.  We are ready to be a more successful organization as we implement their PLM recommendations to make big impacts throughout our company.”

In our Product Lifecycle Management work with consumer products companies, we can help you reduce change request cycle times, increase product margin, decrease need for crisis management, and reduce obsolete inventory. For more information about our PLM offerings, please contact us.

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