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.


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

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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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The Steering Group is essential to the success of the Professional PLM Initiative.

The process of forming the Steering Group is now running and will continue for the next fortnight.  Now is the time to get involved.

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One of the interesting consequences of forming a multinational Steering Group to guide progress toward a PLM Profession is that it will give PLM a global voice for the first time.

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The Version 1.0 Membership Proposal has just been published and the Steering Group is being formed.

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

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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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