Collaborative Product Definition Management Definition
Collaborative product definition management (CPDM) is the process of managing product development activities across various teams and locations within an organization. It encompasses technologies that facilitate collaboration between team members throughout the product lifecycle. Cross-functional teams can collaborate on the same data set using CPDM tools and processes. In turn, they can work concurrently on different aspects of product design and development and increase productivity.
Additionally, CPDM enables internal product teams and external supply chain partners to collaborate in real time on the latest designs and exchange information. Ultimately, it speeds up the identification and resolution of design and manufacturing issues, thereby reducing time to market.