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Developing a Sustainable PLM Strategy

Developing a Sustainable PLM Strategy

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar with Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata, Inc.

January 14, 2016
11:00  EST | 08:00  PST | 17:00 CEST

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Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • The PLM strategy developed at the start of a project isn’t always applicable throughout its implementation

  • Our business is constantly changing but our PLM strategy remains unchanged

  • Our PLM strategy is out-of-date and is no longer applicable to our business requirements

  • Business leaders get impatient as a PLM implementation drags on

  • The waterfall development approach just isn’t working for us

As with other major enterprise business initiatives, product lifecycle management (PLM) needs to be built on a solid foundation of business justification as well as set of strategy elements that have been designed to evolve as the business evolves. The implementation of PLM has been described as performing open heart surgery on a person while they run a marathon. This is because PLM is at the core of the company—it is responsible for the creation, use, management, and dissemination of the company’s product related intellectual assets—a non-trivial set of responsibilities. It is also because PLM cuts across all the enterprise’s departments and often includes development partners, suppliers, and customers. All this requires a company’s PLM strategy to be robust and flexible. PLM is not something you implement overnight and as result, what you define today may not be appropriate tomorrow. This webinar will address the evolving nature of a typical enterprise and how PLM strategies should be defined and implemented in a sustainable manner—one that naturally addresses change.

What will I learn by attending this webinar?

  • You will learn why a sustainable PLM strategy is required
  • You will learn how to best define and implement a sustainable PLM strategy
  • You will learn how PLM implementation is best handled as an iterative process of improvement

Join us for this webinar if:

  • You struggle with the changing nature of PLM
  • You worry about implementing another legacy system
  • You believe that PLM is a strategic business initiative
  • You want to maximize PLM’s positive impact on YOUR business

Who should attend?

  • Anyone contemplating a PLM implementation
  • Anyone involved in a PLM implementation
  • PLM sponsors and champions
  • PLM program and project managers
  • PLM software providers, PLM service providers, and PLM channel partners
  • PLM Professionals
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about creating a sustainable PLM strategy

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.



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