PLM Interest Group


Welcome to the PLMIG

The PLM Interest Group has developed the most comprehensive and advanced set of working methodologies for PLM, enabling you to achieve your high-level objectives.  


Professional PLM Initiative

The PLM industry is starting to take steps to establish itself as a profession.  The PLMIG is coordinating the discussions, and you can see the current progress via the links below.


PLM Toolsets

PLMIG toolsets do not require the input of external advisors.  These are the instruction books for PLM. You can pick up the tools and use them for yourself.


For those at the early stages of discovering and adopting PLM, the whole subject can seem like a big empty space.

The good news is that PLM does have a structure, and there is a correct and effective way to guide your company through the process of PLM adoption.

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Proving that PLM is worth the investment is only the starting point.  You should be showing that it will have a transformational impact.

A corporate PLM implementation should gain millions of dollars or euros for the business worldwide. Achieving this requires a positive and well-planned approach.

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PLMIG toolsets provide a structured way of ensuring that a PLM implementation is performing at the highest level.

This enables PLM Teams to address higher-level professional issues such as PLM Governance.

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Whatever the size and scale of your PLM implementation, one question remains the same:-

"How do we know that we are doing
PLM as well as possible?"

It is time to capture the knowledge and experience of skilled and PLM practitioners, and to raise the worldwide standard and ambition of PLM.

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It is becoming clear that the PLM industry should establish a well-defined, internationally-recognised professional structure.

A discussion stage has started that has set this process in action.  Your input is needed.

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The Professional PLM Initiative is likely to need a Steering Group of companies that will provide a central base of support and direction.

We would like to hear from companies or organisations that could discuss how such a Group may be set up.

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Discussions about Professional PLM on LinkedIn have drawn responses from at least 33 countries, and added to the depth of the debate.

Not only does this show how important this subject is to PLM practitioners, but the global scale of the response raises interesting possibilities for how the industry might change.

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The Professional PLM Initiative will produce all of the documents, specifications and tools that are necessary to define the scope and activity of Professional PLM.

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PLM practitioners can now take part in the Initiative and, by doing so, get the benefits of the new Professional PLM material as soon as it is produced.

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It is now possible to identify real financial metrics that will support your next PLM project or CapEx submission.  The techniques are logical, thorough, and work in every PLM situation.

The PLM Project Justification Handbook contains a standard, neutral methodology to quantify the costs, benefits and commercial value of implementing PLM.

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The PLM Delivery Handbook takes the justification of new PLM projects to a new level, enabling vendors to participate in the process and demonstrate their commitment to the results.

The fact that both user and vendor have jointly calculated the target benefits is a major boost to gaining approval.

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The PLMuERP Handbook is the definitive, neutral working manual for effective integration of PLM and ERP.

The Handbook formalises the neutral knowledge that exists on the subject.  It enables the technical teams to work together to create a long-term strategy that will unify the two environments.

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The CEO Briefing Document provides a rapid, tailored explanation of "What PLM Is" to Board members and VPs.

It gives a high-level overview of PLM principles, with examples that can be used to support presentations to the Board.

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The PLM Interest Group provides neutral instruction manuals to use in carrying out some of the more complex PLM activities.  The range includes:-

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