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 Knowledge

 

The PLMIG is all about useful, accurate, detailed PLM knowledge and improvement. Knowledge that is formulated into structures you can understand and use.  Improvement that makes PLM easy to apply effectively, leading change so that the industry gets better for everyone.

 

In its 18 years of existence the PLMIG has generated a vast amount of neutral knowledge, tools and guidance for PLM practitioners.

Choose a heading or theme from the list below and follow the links.
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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.

 
 
 

 

Excellence in PLM

 

Raise your horizons and apply a range of advanced techniques to your implementation in the quest for excellence.

Excellence Starts Here >>>

 

 

Monetize Your PLM

 

Get financial control of your PLM spend and benefits, and turn financial performance into a weapon for PLM improvement.

Prove the outturns >>>

 
 

 

Digital Transformation

 

Sidestep the hype.  Envision the future, define a roadmap, and maximise the impact of your PLM in the Digital Age.

Get Digital >>>

 

 

User Collaboration

 

Work directly with PLM practitioners from other user companies at the User Forum Workshops.

User Collaboration >>>

 
 

 

Recovery and Refocus

 

Fix the reasons for under-performance while retaining optimum use of the existing environment.

Reorientation >>>

 

 

Ideas for 2023

 

A look at the thought progression over the last couple of years, in preparation for 2023.

Get Thinking >>>

 
 
 
Drive for Improvement

 

 

 
 
      General Information

 

Basic information about PLM.

      Early Adoption

 

Getting started and early development.

 
 
 
      Management Techniques

 

Managing the real PLM implementation.

      Advanced PLM

 

High-end approaches to PLM.

 
 
 
      Financial Control

 

Calculate the $// costs and benefits of your current implementation and future plans.

      Professional PLM

 

Join the industry initiative to develop and establish a recognised PLM Profession.

 
 
     

It is time to throw away the myth that the benefits of PLM are unquantifiable.  Every single benefit that can be attributed to PLM can be calculated and expressed in financial terms.

The PLM Team can produce fully-costed project justifications with accurate ROI, and can also work with the vendor to show that the planned results have been delivered.

This is the starting point - the level of basic financial competence that every PLM implementation should have.

When you have control, you can go further and predict the financial benefits that future PLM projects will achieve, creating a Board-level drive for more progress.

When the toolsets and methods below are applied, the perception of PLM as some kind of 'financial drain' is finally banished.

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It is now possible to identify real financial metrics that will support your next PLM project or CapEx submission.  The techniques are logical, thorough, and work in every PLM situation.

The PLM Justification Handbook contains a standard, neutral methodology to quantify the costs, benefits and commercial value of implementing PLM.

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Clear guidelines are needed for PLM definition and measurement, so that everyone can see that PLM is successful.

The PLM Delivery Handbook takes the justification of new PLM projects to a new level, enabling vendors to participate in the process and demonstrate their commitment to the results.

Application of the Handbook methodology enables users to demonstrate that they have received exactly what they have paid for when they implement PLM.

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The perception of PLM in North American companies is different to the European view, and for any idea to succeed in America it needs a compelling message.

The message is that PLM can be quantified, and the value of PLM to the business can be proven in dollar terms.

The methodology is clear and accurate, and everyone can see how the figures will be generated.

See the Compelling PLM message >>>

PLM Managers expect colleagues to have a general understanding of PLM - and yet also expect to produce valid financial justifications without any specific knowledge of accountancy.

Small wonder that quantifying financial benefits can seem so hard to do, but in fact the basic methodology of accountancy is quite easy to understand.

The Accountancy Overview explains the accountancy principles used even by the largest corporations, with easy-to-follow examples.  It enables the PLM Manager to work constructively and knowledgeably with Finance Department colleagues.

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The tools above enable you to get proper financial control of your PLM implementation, with justification for all of the improvement projects you need to make.

But there is a level that is even more advanced than this.

By integrating the PLM financial structure with the accounting structure used by the Finance Department, the PLM out-turns can become part of senior management decision-making.

This enables you to monetize PLM, devising projects that meet the Board's strategic aims.

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      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.

 
 
 

 

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.