PLM Interest Group


Welcome to the PLMIG

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


Professional PLM

The PLM industry may be 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.


PLM Managers concentrate on establishing an environment that will enable their company to develop products Right First Time - but forget that PLM itself should also be implemented Right First Time.

The tools and techniques to do this are already available.  All you have to do is use them.

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The PLM Team can now prove to everybody, with clear, quantified metrics, that the PLM implementation is of real benefit to the company.

The core toolset enables the PLM Team to quantify anything that PLM can achieve for a business, and build those metrics into PLM proposals.

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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 may 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 30 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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Now that the debate has started, new inputs are being added regularly.

After reading the latest status, you can add your views via .


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 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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All of the PLMIG material is provided via Individual Membership. Items or toolsets can be purchased from the Store.