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 Manager Tools


          PLM for SMEs



PLM Manager's Handbook

Self-Assessment Toolkit

Benchmarking Handbook

Maturity Manual

PLMuERP Handbook

PLM Standardisation Manual

Governance Standard

Product Structure Standard

PLM-ALM Standard

CEO Briefing Document

Compendium of PLM Ideas

Path to PLM

Target-Oriented PLM

PLM Handbook for SMEs



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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