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PLM Road Map 2015 for the Automotive Industry

PLM Road Map™ 2015 for the Global Automotive Industry and their Supply Chain Partners

Automotive’s High Tech Revolution

November 24, 2015 | The Sofitel Munich Bayerpost | Munich |Germany (8:00 am - 5:15 pm)



PLM Road Map for the Global Automotive Industry—a unique one day, right sized event focused on the issues and concerns facing the global automotive industry and their supply chain partners. 

Featuring presentations from Tesla Motors, Airbus, and more!

PLM Road Map 2015 for the Global Automotive Industry is the must-attend event for automotive industry executives (OEMs and suppliers) and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the automotive industry germinate and take root. The theme for this event is “Automotive’s High Tech Revolution.”

Over the last 10 years the automotive industry experienced a number of historic events: a major global recession, the rapid expansion of the China market, and the rapid increase in electronic and software content, to name just a few. While some of these events are in the past, many are still challenges faced every day by companies in the automotive industry as the industry quickly evolves into a high tech industry.

Many aspects of the automotive industry are increasing in complexity daily. All of this represents a perfect storm; one that is forcing changes in the competitive landscape; development, manufacturing and support processes; and multiple aspects of the supply chain and how collaboration is performed. With these changes and challenges, opportunities appear that must be identified and leveraged. For companies that wish to be be successful, both product and process innovation will be essential.

For innovation to take hold in your organization the following items, among others, need to be considered in the context of end-to-end product lifecycle management disciplines and enabling solutions:

  • New manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, must be adopted as well as the optimization of new products and associated manufacturing and service processes
  • Software development must be managed as part of the overall product development process, instead of as a side effort
  • Collaboration must evolve to mean co-development across the supply chain, from ideation to retirement. To support enhanced collaboration, practitioners are turning to model-based systems engineering
  • Simulation and analysis must be used early and often in the product definition process, not just to simulate the product but also the processes
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technology enablers need to be identified and incorporated into go forward strategies

Speakers at PLM Road Map for the Global Automotive Industry will share examples from automotive and other industries to illustrate how these and other challenges are being successfully addressed.

Come and learn from your peers through a series of presentations covering the following key topics:

  • How PLM is being used to make the complexity of today's automotive design, manufacturing, and service, simpler.
  • The future of the automobile industry and the role of PLM in that future.
  • How the exponential increase of embedded software and other electronics found in automobiles has seen systems engineering evolve into a critical engineering discipline.
  • How requirements management plays a critical role in enabling a company to minimize cost and time-to-market, while maximizing quality and ensuring full regulatory compliance.
  • How true end-to-end modeling and simulation are increasingly seen as a core element of the product innovation platform.
  • How to cope with the exponential growth of embedded software in motor vehicles.
  • Industry 4.0's impact on PLM and the automotive industry.
  • Ways suppliers can successfully work in a multi-OEM environment.
  • The automotive industry's innovation platform of the future.


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