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PLMIG Tools and Working Material




All of the material below is provided as a complete package as part of Individual Membership.



Many, but not all, PLMIG tools can be purchased as individual hard copies via Amazon, as shown in this overview.

The PLMIG Store caters for subjects that are too advanced for this, including:-

Some toolsets consist of multiple documents and are therefore in the Store, including:-

Other items are in the Store because they are useful to have in electronic format, either for ease of circulation or because the PLM Manager would like to customise them:-

These are provided free with Membership, as are all of the other PLMIG tools and instruction books.




PLM Justification


PLM Justification Toolset   PLM Justification Toolset


The Handbook and its supporting toolset contain a neutral methodology to quantify the costs, benefits and commercial value of implementing PLM.  The toolset enables you to prove to the Board that PLM is worth doing for purely financial reasons.


€1500 / 1250 / $1750


The toolset includes all of the instruction documents and templates that are needed
to produce the final submission:-

A purchase form can be requested via .





PLM Delivery


PLM Delivery Handbook   PLM Delivery Handbook


The PLM Delivery Handbook takes the PLM Justification to a new level, enabling vendors and advisors to collaborate in the process and commit to achieving the results.
   The fact that all parties have calculated the target benefits and can endorse them is a major boost to project success.


€1000 / 900 / $1000


A purchase form can be requested via .





PLM and ERP Integration


PLMuERP Handbook   PLMuERP Toolset


The Handbook and its supporting toolset contain the definitive, neutral methodology for best practice in PLM-ERP integration. The approach is based on 'PLMuERP' - the 'Union' of PLM and ERP - that builds an optimised product management operation across the whole lifecycle.


€500 / 450 / $525


The toolset includes all of the instruction documents that are needed to understand
and create the integrated environment:-

A purchase form can be requested via .





Assessment and Benchmarking


This set of three tools enables the PLM Team to carry out a detailed, quantitative evaluation and comparison of PLM development within the company; and also of the whole implementation with that of a partner organisation.

  Self-Assessment Toolkit   Self-Assessment Toolkit


Carry out an internal comparison of different parts of the PLM implementation, or conduct a comprehensive, high-level assessment of the entire PLM setup.


€500 / 450 / $525


  Benchmarking Handbook   Benchmarking Handbook


Benchmark your PLM performance to position it against that of other companies. Conduct PLM benchmarks, internally or with external partners, at any desired level.


€500 / 450 / $525


  Maturity Manual   Maturity Manual


Assess the maturity of a PLM implementation. Reveal the 'Full Maturity' future state and the roadmaps of how to get there.


€500 / 450 / $525


These three tools can be purchased as a set for €1000 / 900 / $1050.  A purchase form can be requested via .





PLM Governance


PLM Governance Standard   PLM Governance Standard


The PLM Governance Standard enables the Board of a company to ensure that there is an effective management and governance structure for PLM, that enables the Board to fulfil its role in directing PLM activities.


Free with Membership





Board-Level Awareness


CEO Briefing Document   CEO Briefing Document


The CEO Briefing Document for PLM is a specialist tool for educating senior directors and VPs about the PLM context.
   The Document provides an executive-level overview of PLM and its impact, in easy-to-read sections covering detail, strategy and operations.


Free with Membership


The electronic form of this document is particularly useful as it can be tailored to match your business, increasing its relevance and impact.





Compendium of PLM Ideas


Compendium of Ideas   Compendium of PLM Ideas


A compilation of the best articles distilled from the PLM Journal and 2PLMJ over 15 years, structured into over 300 pages on subjects ranging from the 3 Definitions of PLM through to the Vision of the industry's future.  Easy to browse, and a reservoir of ideas to challenge your thinking.


Free with Membership


The Compendium is provided in electronic format as part of Individual Membership.

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