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The PLM Journal was the in-house newsletter of the PLMIG from 2004 to 2013, after which focus moved onto the drive to establish the PLM Financial Framework.
During that period it was the primary medium for bringing the new ideas and knowledge from PLMIG events to members around the world.
The PLM Journal collection forms a large body of material that is still relevant today. Several of the most recent issues, from 2010 onwards, are still 'Live' as they are the first editions of instruction books that have not yet been superseded.
Earlier editions contain informed PLM discussion and new theory that has not been published in any other format. These can be used as an educational resource for new PLM Managers or as a source of ideas for the more experienced.
Live IssuesQ2 2010 Issue
Covers the full methodology for developing a PLM Dashboard for large corporations and smaller companies. The Q2 Issue includes:-
Q3 2010 Issue
The first instalment of the PLM Manager's Handbook, covering the context and starting essentials for PLM. It also explains how to use the CEO Briefing Document in real presentations to the board. The Q3 Issue includes:-
Q1 2011 Issue
Published as a Catalogue for the initial PLM Best Practice Library. The Q1 Issue includes:-
Q2 2011 Issue
The instruction book for the Path to PLM: a standardised methodology that will take a company from 'initial interest' to having a functional and effective PLM platform in 2 years. The Q2 Issue includes:-
Q3 2011 Issue
The first ever PLM Handbook for SMEs, providing a structured adoption and implementation methodology for small and medium-sized businesses. The Q3 Issue includes:-
Q2 2012 Issue
The reference work for PLM Standardisation. Based on the international workshop series, it provides comprehensive guidance on how to maximise the efficiency of an enterprise-wide PLM implementation by effective standardisation of the environment. The Q2 Issue includes:-
Q3 2012 Issue
The second instalment of the PLM Manager's Handbook, covering the concept of 'The Intelligent PLM Manager' as the primary agent for PLM change within the company. Progress in PLM depends on the PLM Manager's intelligence, capability and diligence. The Q3 Issue includes:-
Q4 2012 Issue
Reviewed the development of PLM over the past 30 years, using a detailed analysis to extrapolate to the Future of PLM that may exist in 30 years' time. Drawing also on the science fiction predictions of Asimov et. al. in the 1950s, the analysis shows two possible future realities:-
Although the analysis is based on fictional ideas, it shows clearly the choices that the PLM industry needs to make if it is ever to move forward in a significant way.
Q3 2013 Issue
The first of two issues that commemorate 10 years of the PLMIG. The Q3 issue looks back at the material published in the previous 50 issues and presents 'The Forgotten Subjects of PLM':-
Q4 2013 Issue
The fourth issue of 2013 looks at the past 10 years of PLMIG activity and the milestones of new knowledge that have been generated.
The Q4 issue shows how this all fits together, supporting the current drive to gain financial control of PLM and predicting two alternative future scenarios for the PLM industry as a whole.
Superseded IssuesQ1 2010 Issue
Contained full details of the new PLM Concept Set and Product Structure standards. This was superseded by the Version 2.11 Product Structure Standard which was published as a stand-alone document on February 12 2012.
Q4 2010 Issue
A stand-alone CEO Briefing Document that explains PLM for the CEO and the board. This was superseded by the Version 2.0 CEO Briefing Document for PLM which was published as a stand-alone document on September 24 2014.
Q4 2011 Issue
The first complete release of the PLM Governance Standard. This was superseded by the Version 2.0 PLM Governance Standard which was published as a stand-alone document on May 18 2015.
Q1 2012 Issue
The Version 1.0 'PLM-ERP Primer', covering the business and management issues raised by the PLM-ERP series launch. This was superseded by the Version 2.0 PLMuERP Primer which was published as a stand-alone document on February 12 2013.
Q1 2013 Issue
The 'Financial Systems Appreciation' issue provided an essential introduction to accountancy principles and methods for the PLM Team. This has been superseded by the Version 2.0 Accountancy Overview for PLM Managers which was published as a stand-alone document on May 26 2015.
Q2 2013 Issue
The Version 1.0 'PLM Financial Primer', providing a high-level overview of PLM Financial Management for the PLM Team and their non-PLM colleagues. This was superseded by the Version 2.0 PLM Financial Primer which was published as a stand-alone document on September 08 2014.
PLM Journal 2009
The four issues of 2009 form an integrated set that captures the new PLM knowledge generated during that year. Whilst some of this material has been incorporated into more recent issues, other subjects covered in the PLM Journal up to the end of 2009 are still relevant and useful.
Q1 2009 Issue
Q2 2009 Issue
Q3 2009 Issue
Q4 2009 Issue
Q4 2007 Issue
Q3 2007 Issue
Q2 2007 Issue
Q1 2007 Issue
Q4 2006 Issue
Q3 2006 Issue
Q2 2006 Issue
Q1 2006 Issue
You can also read or download the front pages of the subsequent issues:-
Full copies or sets of back issues may be obtained via this link.
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