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


                     PLMuERP Handbook


                      Use and Benefits



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


The PLMuERP Handbook is the definitive, neutral working manual for PLMuERP best practice.

PLMuERP Handbook




The Handbook embodies a new approach that can be defined as 'PLMuERP': - the 'Union' of PLM and ERP. It is a central reference point for the most accurate theory and methods, and is supported by a toolset that includes:-

The Handbook formalises the vast amount of expert knowledge that exists on the subject, and resolves long-standing issues such as the role of the MBOM, and the boundaries between PLM and ERP.  It enables the technical teams from both sides to work together, and to create a long-term strategy that will unify the two environments.

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