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.

 
 
 
      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.

 
 
             

PLM is a complex subject, and every organisation is different in PLM terms. Sometimes problems can be solved only when the context is fully understood.

If your PLM environment needs some specific external input, the PLMIG can offer support to:-

  • gain Executive Buy-In
  • conduct a formal Status Review
  • diagnose a specific problem
  • provide mentoring for staff

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A Technical Cross-Check is 'Step 0' of any refocusing action, and this can be carried out as a concise, stand-alone activity.

This can focus on the specific sticking points that you are experiencing, and provides clear advice and documentation as a record of the findings and as the starting material for any corrective action.

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The first Stage on the path to Class A PLM is to have a clear, accurate, written picture of where you are now.

The 3 Steps of Groundwork, Governance and Performance confirm that the basic platform for Class A PLM is in place, and act as a timely Status Review of your implementation.

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There are more and more reports in the media of major PLM implementations failing and being abandoned.

There are even more implementations that are slowly "progressing backwards" on their way to possible failure.  It is important to react as soon as this becomes apparent.

If your implementation is seen to be under-performing, there is a process to follow that will retain and utilise the most value from your existing investment.

How to Recover >>>

 

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      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.