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


                     PLMuERP Handbook


                      Use and Benefits



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



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





The Handbook embodies a new approach that can be defined as 'PLMuERP': - the 'Union' of PLM and ERP.

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, the boundaries between PLM and ERP, and how to optimise the flow of data between them.

At over 140 pages the Handbook includes an easy-to-understand Primer; a comprehensive Technical Manual; and a detailed explanation of the problems and issues of data management.

It is a central reference point for the most accurate theory and methods, and is equally useful for ERP specialists.  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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