PLM Interest Group


Welcome to the PLMIG

The PLMIG is the only independent organisation working for the good of PLM itself, crystallising PLM knowledge and providing a platform for industry improvement.


Professional PLM Initiative

The PLM industry is starting to take steps toward establishing itself as a profession.  The PLMIG is providing the platform for the Initiative, and you can see the latest progress via the links below.


PLM Toolsets

PLMIG toolsets are the instruction books for PLM. They embody most comprehensive and advanced set of neutral working methodologies for PLM.


Whatever your PLM question, you may find the answer here....

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For those at the early stages of discovering and adopting PLM, the whole subject can seem very hard to understand.  There is a saying that understanding PLM is like "grasping fog".

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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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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The PLMIG programme for 2019 provides a structured framework for raising the performance of your PLM implementation so that it can reach a new standard of performance: Class A PLM.

This enables you to calibrate the performance and direction of your implementation with respect to international best practice.

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PLMIG membership provides the full set of working tools with support.

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The PLM industry needs a well-defined, worldwide professional structure for the people who work within it.

The Professional PLM Initiative has been set up to fulfil this need, and is now running.  If you are a PLM practitioner, this is something you should be involved with.

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Professional PLM is not just about essential qualifications for young PLM managers.  We must also capture the expertise of the senior practitioners: those who have been doing PLM for 20 years, have seen it all evolve, and know how it needs to be improved.

If you are one of these experienced practitioners, then now is the time to invest in the future and show the world what you know.

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The Version 1.0 Membership Proposal has just been published and the Steering Group is being formed.  Now is the time to get involved.

This Steering Group is for PLM practitioners everywhere, so you can join wherever you are in the world.

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Digital Future Group


The Initiative aims to set up an independent Digital Future Group that will explore the possibilities of PLM across all industries in the future world of IIoT, Industrie 4.0 and Digital Engineering.

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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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Handbooks and toolsets can be purchased from the Store. The complete set of PLMIG material is provided via Individual Membership.