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.

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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.

      User Initiative


Work with PLM Managers from other user companies at a User Forum event.

      Active Support


Active intervention to improve your implementation.


PLM is a complex subject, and every organisation is different in PLM terms. Sometimes problems can be solved only when the context is fully understood.

If your PLM environment needs some specific external input, the PLMIG can offer support to:-

  • gain Executive Buy-In
  • conduct a formal Status Review
  • diagnose a specific problem
  • provide mentoring for staff

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A Technical Cross-Check is 'Step 0' of any refocusing action, and this can be carried out as a concise, stand-alone activity.

This can focus on the specific sticking points that you are experiencing, and provides clear advice and documentation as a record of the findings and as the starting material for any corrective action.

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The first Stage on the path to Class A PLM is to have a clear, accurate, written picture of where you are now.

The 3 Steps of Groundwork, Governance and Performance confirm that the basic platform for Class A PLM is in place, and act as a timely Status Review of your implementation.

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There are more and more reports in the media of major PLM implementations failing and being abandoned.

There are even more implementations that are slowly "progressing backwards" on their way to possible failure.  It is important to react as soon as this becomes apparent.

If your implementation is seen to be under-performing, there is a process to follow that will retain and utilise the most value from your existing investment.

How to Recover >>>


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      Future PLM


See how research programmes can advance PLM beyond its current horizons.

    Site Map


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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.