PLM Interest Group


Professional PLM

The PLMIG is the driving force behind the Professional PLM Initiative, supporting the Steering Group and providing the deliverables for the Foundation Stage.


Class A PLM

Excellence in PLM has always been a vague and distant concept.  The PLMIG now has a programme that can achieve Class A PLM and demonstrate advanced performance.


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 Manager Tools


          PLM for SMEs



Benchmarking Handbook

Self-Assessment Toolkit

Maturity Manual

PLM Manager's Handbook

Path to PLM

PLM Handbook for SMEs

PLMuERP Handbook

PLM-SCM Guidebook

Accountancy Overview

Q3 2011 PLMJ


It has always been assumed that PLM for SMEs must be some kind of "stripped down" or "lite" version of what large corporations apply.

This is a fallacy.  SMEs need a very specific approach that is tailored to their role in the product ecosystem and their internal ways of working.

The PLM Handbook for SMEs sets out a practical methodology by which SMEs can adopt and maintain PLM, meeting their Customers' PLM requirements while retaining their particular strengths.

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