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PLM Road Map™ 2017

Digitalization: The Next Step in PLM's Evolution

17 October | PLM Road Map | Clarion Hotel Post | Gothenburg | Sweden
18-19 October | PDT Europe | Clarion Hotel Post | Gothenburg | Sweden - View conference program


  1. 07:30 – 08:30 | Registration & Welcome Coffee in the PLM Collaboration Café
  2. 08:30 – 08:45 | Welcome
    Gerard Litjens, Vice President, EMEA, CIMdata [Bio]
  3. 08:45 – 09:20 | KEYNOTE: PLM: A Key Enabler for Digitalization
    Digitalization is rapidly moving from a fuzzy concept to the newest data-driven derailment of the status quo as new sources of information speed up innovation throughout the product lifecycle. In today's world of nearly total information digitalization, products and services are often bought and installed as much for the information they generate or collect as for the nominal benefits spelled out in requirements, designs, product datasheets, and advertising. In a way, we, meaning the PLM professional, were here first. Digital tools were the beginnings of this digitalization wave, and today what PLM does, and can do, is essential to meeting these broad-based digitalization objectives. In CIMdata’s view, the emergence of the PLM enabling product innovation platform is the foundation upon which functional capabilities, data, and processes are enabled—everything users need, when they need it, all in one place. Today’s digitalization requirements necessitate all enterprises, that design and/or deliver products and services, to pursue a PLM strategy that enables the end-to-end digitalization required to not only be successful in today’s highly competitive environment, but to thrive. This presentation will investigate this important, rapidly evolving enterprise strategy and technology wave and how it is impacting and will impact industrial organizations well into the future.
  4. 09:20 – 09:50 | Digitalization and the Internet of Things
    The blessing and curse of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that it is so broad a concept that its potential for business disruption is virtually unlimited and, by extension, definition of an investment roadmap is fraught with uncertainty and risk. This presentation will share a real-world case study of stepwise investments that provided three key benefits: 1) develop and test methods to plan and implement an IoT solution as an extension of PLM in support of a new business model of limited scope, 2) achieve business return from each of these initial IoT investments, and 3) extending the methods for planning an IoT investment roadmap.
  5. 09:50 – 10:30 | PLM Roundtable Discussion
    CIMdata will moderate a roundtable discussion with a small group of PLM solution providers on a topic of critical interest.

  6. 10:30 – 11:00 | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café

  7. 11:00 – 11:30 | Meeting the Demands of Social and Analytics on PLM to Deliver New Business Value
    Over the past several years companies with products ranging from cosmetics to automobiles have applied Social Engagement and Analytics to better understand the preferences and opportunities of their marketplace. But how do they link these insights to their internal product information base to explore the business potential of alternative design possibilities? This presentation will consider the elements of an integrated solution and process and technical considerations necessary to success. The basic elements of a comprehensive analytical model spanning market and product characteristics will be presented, and a real example of a blended solution, involving PLM with social and analytical extensions, will be described.
  8. 11:30 – 12:00 | Multi-view Bill of Material – A Collaboration Between Business OEMs to Harmonize the Process and PLM Solution for Multi-view BOM Management
    Since the beginning of the year the Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group’s Multi-view BOM project team has been working to produce an understandable set of common high-level requirements for managing the multi-view BOM in PLM solutions. In a smart collaboration approach subject matter experts (SMEs) from seven of the Group’s OEM member companies regularly teleconference to exchange information and ideas, and physically meet twice a year to confirm consensus and consolidate their work products. The team is composed of SMEs from different disciplines, such as Configuration Management, Engineering, Manufacturing-Engineering, Business PLM activities and others. This presentation will describe the operating model that has been put in place for the Multi-view BOM project team, and then the six topics identified by the team that need to be addressed. Following a short description of each topic, the current state of development of three topics, which are at varying levels of maturity, will be discussed.
  9. 12:00 – 12:40 | PLM Roundtable Discussion
    CIMdata will moderate a roundtable discussion with a small group of PLM solution providers on a topic of critical interest.

  10. 12:40 – 13:45 | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  11. 13:45 – 14:20 | KEYNOTE: PLM, Industry 4.0, and Digitalization
    As defined by Wikipedia, “Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things and cloud computing. Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a ‘smart factory’.” This presentation will focus on the foundational role of PLM as an enabler of the Industry 4.0 vision, with emphasis on new business value from new business models that draw upon the PLM information base. Recent case study examples and future trends will be discussed.
  12. 14:20 – 14:50 | The Digital Thread for Aerospace and Defense: What are We Certifying with Regulators Using Model Based Definition?
    Aerospace & Defense companies that make product for the commercial aviation industry have all certified at least one aircraft configuration with regulators using the latest technologies in model-based definition. Interestingly, regulators continue to be anchored in paper-based paradigms of engineering design and are cognizant of the need to advance model-based definition in the digital enterprise. The Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group has taken positive steps to examine the digital thread and explore the art of the possible for certifying commercial aircraft designs in an industry consistent manner. Examine with us the elements of the digital thread and our thoughts on a consistent approach to certification relevant data.
  13. 14:50 – 15:30 | PLM Roundtable Discussion
    CIMdata will moderate a roundtable discussion with a small group of PLM solution providers on a topic of critical interest.

  14. 15:30 – 15:50 | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  15. 15:50 – 16:20 | High Volume Global Collaboration with Fully Automated ITAR Compliance on a Strategic Weapon System
    Description to come.
  16. 16:20 – 16:55 | KEYNOTE: Integrating PLM with Other Enterprise Domain Solutions to Support Digitalization
    The idea of Digitalization is to exploit the enterprise information base in new ways to enable new business models, and hence new business opportunities. At the highest level, the enterprise information base partitions into four domains: product (PLM), operations (ERP), customer (CRM), and supply chain (SCM). This presentation will explore the potential of creating new business value from new business models that draw upon the information base of product and other enterprise domains. Various strategies, such as full integration between domain systems (e.g. PLM and ERP) or implementation of an analytics overlay, will be described and their comparative strengths and limitations discussed.

  17. 16:55 – 17:00 | Conference Close

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