PLM Interest Group

 
       
 

Welcome to the PLMIG

The PLM Interest Group provides neutral tools, expert knowledge, managed programmes and leadership to raise the performance of PLM.

 

Road to Excellence

The PLMIG provides a wide range of structured methodologies to enable Members to raise their implementations to a standard of PLM excellence.

 

PLM Toolsets

PLMIG toolsets are the instruction books for PLM. They embody most comprehensive and advanced set of neutral working methodologies for PLM.

 
       
 

 

PLM Knowledge

 

The PLMIG is all about useful, accurate, detailed PLM knowledge.  Knowledge that is formulated into structures you can understand and use.  And the PLMIG is all about improvement: addressing the barriers and complexities that can make PLM so difficult to apply effectively, and leading change so that the industry gets better for everyone.

In its 18 years of existence the PLMIG has generated a vast amount of neutral knowledge, tools and guidance for PLM practitioners.  Choose a heading or theme from the list below and follow the links.    { See the full page >>> }

 
 
 
Making PLM Work

 

 
 
 
      PLM Toolsets

 

PLM manuals and handbooks to help carry out the most important tasks of PLM Managers.

      Buy on Amazon

 

Buy PLMIG publications on Amazon.

 
 
 

 

Excellence in PLM

 

Raise your horizons and apply a range of advanced techniques to your implementation in the quest for excellence.

Excellence Starts Here >>>

 

 

PLM Best Practice

 

Industry-wide definition and agreement of what Best Practice in PLM actually is - and how to make use of it.

Leverage the Best >>>

 
 

 

User Collaboration

 

Work directly with PLM practitioners from other user companies at the User Forum Workshops.

User Collaboration >>>

 

 

Professional PLM

 

The PLMIG is the driving force behind industry moves to develop and establish a recognised PLM Profession.

Get Professional >>>

 
 

 

Financial Performance

 

Calibrate PLM in detailed financial terms, and integrate PLM with the financial performance of your business.

Prove the outturns >>>

 

 

Digital Transformation

 

Sidestep the hype.  Envision the future, define a roadmap, and maximise the impact of your PLM in the Digital Age.

Get Digital >>>

 
 
 
Drive for Improvement

 

 

 
 
      General Information

 

Basic information about PLM.

      Early Adoption

 

Getting started and early development.

 
 
 
      Management Techniques

 

Managing the real PLM implementation.

      PLM Toolsets

 

PLMIG tools and methodologies in electronic format for easy dissemination and adoption.

 
 
     

PLM Governance is fundamental to the successful management of PLM.  Rather than merely responding to events and time pressures, there should be an integrated management structure that connects the Board with the operational direction of the implementation.

The PLMIG has published the PLM Governance Standard, which can be used to confirm or improve the existing management framework.

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The PLMIG is supporting the Professional PLM Initiative that aims to establish a well-defined, worldwide professional structure for the PLM industry and the people who work within it.

The Initiative now has its own web site.  If you are a PLM practitioner, this is something you should keep up to date with, and you can follow the latest developments via the link below.

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For genuinely advanced implementations, an accurate and thorough assessment of PLM Maturity provides all of the material that you need for Roadmapping and long-term planning.

As one of the tools of the Class A PLM programme, the PLM Maturity Manual contains instructions for determining the Perimeter of Interest, generating the scores, and presenting the results in a Roadmap format.

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Harmonising PLM and ERP costs companies millions of dollars worldwide.

The PLMIG has developed a comprehensive toolset that can be used by the PLM and ERP teams to define the optimal, harmonised solution.

Based on a series of workshops in Europe and North America, the new approach not only builds a more advanced product management system, but also eliminates the technical and ideological conflicts that manufacturing companies face in this area.

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Digital Future Group

 

A major concern is the impact of Industrie 4.0, IIoT, connectivity, AI/AR, and related Digital technologies on PLM.

This is covered during the Foundation Stage of the Professional PLM Initiative, whose Digital Future Group will explore the possibilities of PLM across all industries in this future world, and generate the template for applying them with PLM in real, effective manufacturing environments.

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      Advanced PLM

 

High-end approaches to PLM.

      Financial Facts & Figures

 

Calculate the $// costs and benefits of your current implementation and future plans.

 
 
 
      User Initiative

 

Work with PLM Managers from other user companies at a User Forum event.

      Active Support

 

Active intervention to improve your implementation.

 
 
 
      Future PLM

 

See how research programmes can advance PLM beyond its current horizons.

    Site Map

 

Find subjects by name.

 
 
 

 

Membership Options

 

There are 3 Membership options to cover the varying ranges of involvement from use of the tools through to direct corporate support.  Tools and journals can also be purchased from the Store.