PLM Interest Group


Welcome to the PLMIG

The 2018 Programme integrates PLM tools and material with Professional PLM to support the most advanced PLM results, 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 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.


The PLMIG programme for 2018 provides a structured framework for raising the performance of your PLM implementation by amalgamating defined Best Practice and Professional PLM.

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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.

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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This Initiative is a unique opportunity for PLM practitioners to get a collective voice in the noise that surrounds the 'Digital Future'.

If you are at all dissatisfied with the state of the PLM industry as it is today, you should be taking part in these discussions.

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Fraunhofer IPK will host the next Professional PLM event at their Headquarters in Berlin.

This is a new Workshop that will build on the Roadmap generated in Wolfsburg in January.

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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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