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.

 
       
 

 

Professional PLM

 

The PLM Interest Group was formed in 2004 because, at that time, there was no neutral 'PLM Institute' to represent the views of the PLM industry and to act as a Center of Excellence.

Over the past 19 years the PLMIG has run a wide range of initiatives which have resolved some of the most intractable problems in PLM.  You can find the tools and methodologies under PLM Improvement, and the logic and reasoning under Advanced Thought.

The PLMIG is now leading the Initiative to establish an internationally-recognised Professional Body for PLM.  PLM practitioners can enhance their careers by joining the Professional Associate programme.

 
 
 
PLM Improvement

 

Advanced Thought >>>

 

Professional PLM Associate >>>
 
 
 
      General Information

 

Basic information about PLM.

      Management Techniques

 

Managing the real PLM implementation.

 
 
     

Whatever your PLM question, you will find a Dashboard of ideas here....

Find some answers >>>

PLM encompasses a huge range of subjects, from Adopting PLM for novices, to Recovery and Redirection when things are not performing so well.

Get to grips with the complexities of PLM, and cover all the bases for an effective implementation.  The PLMIG has the widest range of neutral tools and advice, laid out in a way that is easy to understand.

Discover PLM >>>

To demystify PLM, there are 8 "must know" things that a good PLM Manager should provide. These should be part of every well-managed implementation.

See the list, and make sure they are part of your company's awareness material.

Demystify PLM >>>

PLM Managers concentrate on establishing an environment that will enable their company to develop products Right First Time - but forget that PLM itself should also be implemented Right First Time.

The tools and techniques to do this are already available.  All you have to do is use them.

Right First Time >>>

PLM Teams have to make 5-year and 10-year plans, but what kind of future should be planned for?

Looking back at predictions that were made in the past decade, the PLM industry has actually made very little progress.  There needs to be a common industry vision if this is to improve.

Industry Vision >>>

For those at the early stages of discovering and adopting PLM, the whole subject can seem very hard to understand.  There is a saying that understanding PLM is like "grasping fog".

The good news is that PLM does have a structure, and there is a correct and effective way to guide your company through the process of PLM adoption.

Read more >>>

Membership of the PLMIG means you always have someone to provide an answer to your question.  

Many PLM problems can be resolved with some simple feedback, rather than a full-blown consultancy exercise.

The PLMIG has a standard response method for Members that can provide the necessary insights.

Read more >>>

 

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      Advanced PLM

 

High-end approaches to PLM.

      Financial Control

 

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.

 
 
 

 

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.

 
 
 

 

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.

 

 
 

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