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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 – 08:40 | Welcome
    Gerard Litjens, Vice President, EMEA, CIMdata [Bio]
  3. 08:40 – 09:15 | KEYNOTE: PLM: A Key Enabler for Digitalization
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata [Bio]
    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. 09:15 – 09:45 | PLM journey at CEVT: Digitalization in a Greenfield Automotive Development Company
    Erik Gräns, Director of PLM Development at China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT) & PLM Solutions Development Lead, GEELY [Bio]
    China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT) was founded in 2013 with the assignment to develop a new C-segment platform for the Geely group. We were a greenfield company. We had a new office with no network, no computers, no PLM system, and no engineers. We ended up developing a new platform, a new car based on the platform, a new gearbox, and production in new plants. In this presentation, attendees will learn about CEVT’s PLM journey; how PLM processes and systems were set up to manage the company’s Digital Twins.

  5. 09:45 – 10:15 | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café

  6. 10:15 – 10:45 | 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.
  7. 10:45 – 11:15 | Multi-view Bill of Material – A Collaboration Between Business OEMs to Harmonize the Process and PLM Solution for Multi-view BOM Management
    Javier Reines, Configuration Management Program Integrator & A400M Retrofit CM, Airbus
    Kenny Swope, Business Capabilities Architecture Leader, Boeing Commercial Airplanes [Bio]
    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.
  8. 11:15 – 12:15 | Panel Discussion: Digitalization: PLM Enablement of New Business Paradigms
    In recent times, many companies have begun pursuing Digitalization initiatives. For product companies, PLM is foundational to such an effort. Interestingly, in many companies this connection is not recognized, and even where it is a path to productive cooperation is not clear. In this panel discussion, a select set of PLM solution providers will briefly present their perspectives on how the PLM Program team can productively embrace their company’s Digitalization initiative to define common objectives and then adjust their program timeline to maximize overall benefit to their company. Presentations will be followed by open Q&A.

  9. 12:15 – 13:15 | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  10. 13:15 – 13:50 | KEYNOTE: From Strategy to Execution: Implementation of Model-Based PLM to Support Digital Product Processes for Mass-Customized Products
    Petri Hassinen, on Post-Graduate leave from KONE Corporation [Bio]
    This presentation will walk us through the PLM journey of an industry leading manufacturer with a global demand and supply chain. This journey started with a well-rounded strategy and resulted in improved time-to-market and a more efficient order delivery process for highly mass-customized products. At the core of the PLM is a model-based configurable product management process and an enterprise architecture (EA) which supports and enables end-to-end digital product processes from R&D to market and from order to service. To get PLM right an EA that touches on CRM, ERP, MES, FSM, and PLM/PDM is required. Model-based PLM and a workable EA create a foundation for bridging the connected product from model to reality and for enabling further digitalization. Lessons learned and the next steps will be shared.
  11. 13:50 – 14:20 | The Digital Thread for Aerospace and Defense: What are We Certifying with Regulators Using Model Based Definition?
    Kenny Swope, Business Capabilities Architecture Leader, Boeing Commercial Airplanes  [Bio]
    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.
  12. 14:20 – 15:20 | Panel Discussion: Industry 4.0: PLM Solution Providers Helping to Make It Real
    The fundamental concepts of Industry 4.0 have been well articulated for several years by academic and industry thought leaders. Many industrial companies have committed to these concepts and invested heavily. PLM is core to Industry 4.0 and the PLM solution providers have been called upon to fulfill the needs of this vision. But what have they done? In this panel discussion, a select set of PLM solution providers will briefly present their perspectives on how their companies have responded to the vision of Industry 4.0 and what remains to be done. Presentations will be followed by open Q&A.

  13. 15:20 – 15:45 | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  14. 15:45 – 16:15 | High Volume Global Collaboration with Fully Automated ITAR Compliance on a Strategic Weapon System
    Description to come.
  15. 16:15 – 16:50 | KEYNOTE: Lightweight Engineering Backbone for Digital Transformation
    Dr.-Ing. Fabrice Mogo Nem, Vice President, Engineering Data Management and Tools, Schaeffler AG  [Bio]
    Digitalization, Industry 4.0, and Engineering 4.0 are transformation processes that also mean a mind shift for a company’s PLM IT infrastructure. They rearrange the classic boundaries of today’s fragmented and competing IT systems. A lightweight, federated engineering backbone, as the basis for enterprise-spanning engineering processes above existing IT systems, is the skeleton of digital product life cycle management integrated across all phases, all disciplines, distributed sites, and the entire supply chain. This presentation will address the fundamentals of such a backbone and will offer attendees guidelines for its realization.

  16. 16:50 – 17:00 | Conference Close

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