In Search of a Standard PLM Definition

What I learned this week was that we could use a good, common PLM definition and scope, but we will not get one. The discussion (a lot of discussion in multiple forums, actually) came from my post SAP, Too Much or Too Little Credit for PLM Efforts and another called Who Will Disrupt Entrenched PLM Vendors?

Fight or Embrace Best-of-Breed in the Manufacturing Systems Ecosystem?

What I learned this week came from some reflection on a workshop I conducted on enterprise systems for a small division of a large A&D contractor.Should we fight best-of-breed or embrace it?