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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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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Professionalism is a worthy goal, but more and more companies are adopting PLM without any specialist PLM Manager in place at all.

This is having a massive impact on PLM viability.

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If you work as a PLM practitioner, in any capacity, for any type of company, then that is what will appear on your CV when you apply for your next job.

In career terms, is becoming a 'PLM Manager' a shrewd move or a bad mistake?

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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 needs to involve the widest possible cross-section of PLM practitioners.

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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 international PLMuERP best practice.

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 Self-Assessment Toolkit enables you to conduct a comprehensive high-level appraisal of your entire PLM environment without recourse to external advisors.

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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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