The starting point for effective organizational design: a robust business strategy

Strategy sets the change direction and guides toward the next maturity step on the digital ladder, aligning operational models and talent development with requirements for continuous enterprise operations improvement.

For a change strategy to be successful, an organization needs to define an effective operational structure with the relevant roles and responsibilities required to undertake the business change, led by an accountable steering committee or change board, concurrently to implementing enabling technologies or platforms with IT teams and specialized implementation partners. 

Organizational culture change can't be planned; success typically translates from continuous contextual strategy execution, capabilities, communication and practice convergence.

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Xlifecycle Ltd provides advisory and project-based leadership to enable independent delivery leadership, in various capacity and roles.

Our consultants provide program leadership, business change, master data governance (toolset agnostic), strategy definition, executive / CxO advisory on organizational design, technology selection, business-led enterprise business change, and enterprise platform implementation independent leadership.

Organizational culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner; so don’t leave it unattended.

Mark Fields (adapted from Peter Drucker)
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Consulting services

Digital Strategies

Enabling digital continuity with robust data and IT modernization strategies, including technology selection

Data Architecture

Improving master data governance, integration, architecture & process alignment re-engineering

Business Change

Driving change roadmap and skill alignment, business initiative justification and benefit realization

Delivery Leadership

Leading solution delivery & deployment; from vendor and partner selection to service transition

For OEMs


Our consultants can lead your functional and technical teams, and / or advise your executive stakeholders to deliver continuous improvement and business change programs.

This includes advising on how to assess PLM and related enterprise platform suitability, selecting technology vendors and service providers, managing delivery performance — acting as the "glue" between all parties, including internal IT and business teams; we are experienced in leading effective steering committee governance, while interfacing with solution architects to ensure that the solution is fit-for-purpose.

For Vendors


We can support vendors in positioning their PLM platform and solutions in context of OEM requirements, respond to client RFx and provide business change credibility.

Our consultants are familiar with the sales process of such enterprise platforms; supporting business case definition, C-level and B-level stakeholder engagement, also guiding on defining business requirements, commercial and delivery strategies. This includes partnering with your reseller or system integration and leading implementation services. 

For Service Providers


Whether your organization focuses on reseller support and education services or implementation / system integration services, we can assist with account planning, client stakeholder management, responding to service opportunities, leading and pitching commercial proposals, building capability development roadmaps — part of formal RFx responses or proactive client statements of work.

Our expertise covers both technology-agnostic (business centric) and technology-related solutions (platform specific), including both IT / technical and business change capabilities; we can help lead your client’s digital transformation programs.

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Thought leadership services

Content Marketing

Developing body of knowledge go-to-market strategies, case studies and POV articles

xLM Coaching

Supporting leaders to define and implement “X” lifecycle management strategies

Practice Development

Market analysis, capability assessment and development planning, portfolio assessment

For OEMs


Implementing business change requires a sound understanding of digital transformation and enterprise platforms; we can advise and educate executives, business and technical leaders on how to maximize such investments.

This includes coaching on how to build a PLM roadmap, simplifying technical jargon from vendors to business-friendly messages, or define communication strategies to the extended enterprise.

For Vendors


We can help you capture client project case study material, compile success stories or product artefacts to drive further sales and marketing initiatives (White-Papers, Blog posts, Keynote presentations, etc.).

With sound understanding of technical solution elements coupled with business change requirements, we can help with the development of platform sales strategies, technical product and implementation service practice.

For Service Providers


Our consultants and data analysts can help define your services go-to-market strategies, create sales and marketing roadmaps or define the relevant growth and capability development plans.

We can help your organization create the required body of knowledge to build credibility with your clients and prospects, feed into how you develop and train your consultants, document success stories and thought leadership point-of-views.

Xlifecycle Ltd. provides consulting and thought leadership services on digital transformation, implementing enterprise solutions, data management and business change strategies across the PLM+ERP+MES+CRM stack — a.k.a. the four cornerstones‚Äč of manufacturing.

These services include the development of bespoke branding and educational material which can be crafted to help adopt new solutions and support complex choices that leaders and technologists face in digitalization, business transformation, IT modernization, master data management strategies, enterprise data integration, operations, governance, organisational change management and other technical or business changes.

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Who we are

Xlifecycle Ltd helps organizations ADAPT to change, ADOPT new digital continuity solutions, and TRANSFORM their operating models — by making the most of enterprise platforms, aligning operating practices and people to realize value from digitization and IT modernization.

Lionel “Lio” Grealou

Founder Director & Principal Consultant

Lio is operating as an independent consultant with Xlifecycle Ltd. since August 2018 — helping organizations make the most of their digital strategies, PLM / ERP / MES / CRM implementations and business change driven initiatives.

Leveraging 20+ years of industry experience working in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Japan, and currently operating from the United Kingdom, Lio was instrumental in architecting and growing global engagement teams, leading strategy and practice development, operations, sales and marketing — delivering technology-enabled business change initiatives for engineering and manufacturing OEMs and their supply chains.

He contributed to initiate and lead global client engagements, from small to multi-millions USD initiatives, covering solution architecture, program management / PMO, integration, deployment and operations — often starting with leading bid responses through RFx and commercial proposals. He is a seasoned leader with proven ability to operate across functions and in various roles: from business architect, strategist, business development manager, to business unit / territory vice president or country general manager.

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