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


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      General Information


Basic information about PLM.

      Management Techniques


Managing the real PLM implementation.


PLM Governance is fundamental to the successful management of PLM.  Rather than merely responding to events and time pressures, there should be an integrated management structure that connects the Board with the operational direction of the implementation.

The PLMIG has published the PLM Governance Standard, which can be used to confirm or improve the existing management framework.

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The PLMIG is supporting the Professional PLM Initiative that aims to establish a well-defined, worldwide professional structure for the PLM industry and the people who work within it.

The Initiative now has its own web site.  If you are a PLM practitioner, this is something you should keep up to date with, and you can follow the latest developments via the link below.

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For genuinely advanced implementations, an accurate and thorough assessment of PLM Maturity provides all of the material that you need for Roadmapping and long-term planning.

As one of the tools of the Class A PLM programme, the PLM Maturity Manual contains instructions for determining the Perimeter of Interest, generating the scores, and presenting the results in a Roadmap format.

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Harmonising PLM and ERP costs companies millions of dollars worldwide.

The PLMIG has developed a comprehensive toolset that can be used by the PLM and ERP teams to define the optimal, harmonised solution.

Based on a series of workshops in Europe and North America, the new approach not only builds a more advanced product management system, but also eliminates the technical and ideological conflicts that manufacturing companies face in this area.

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Digital Future Group


A major concern is the impact of Industrie 4.0, IIoT, connectivity, AI/AR, and related Digital technologies on PLM.

This is covered during the Foundation Stage of the Professional PLM Initiative, whose Digital Future Group will explore the possibilities of PLM across all industries in this future world, and generate the template for applying them with PLM in real, effective manufacturing environments.

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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.