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]
    James Roche, Director, Aerospace & Defense Practice, CIMdata [Bio]
  3. 08:45 – 09:20 | 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. 09:20 – 09:50 | 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. 09:50 – 10:10 | Sponsor Vignettes
    Altair Engineering: Håkan Ekman [Bio]
    Aras Corporation: Marc Lind [Bio]

  6. 10:10 – 10:40 | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  7. 10:40 – 11:10 | Sponsor Vignettes
    HCL Technologies: Lou Pascarella [Bio]
    openBOM: Oleg Shilovitsky [Bio]
    Siemens PLM Software: Sverker Nordlander [Bio]
  8. 11:10 – 10:40 | 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 [Bio]
    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.
  9. 11:40 – 11:45 | A few words from our lunch sponsor Configit

  10. 11:45 – 13:00 | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  11. 13:00 – 13:35 | 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.
  12. 13:35 – 14:05 | 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.
  13. 14:05 – 15:05 | Panel Discussion: Digitalization & Industrie 4.0: How to make it real
    Altair Engineering: Håkan Ekman
    Aras Corporation: Marc Lind
    HCL Technologies: Lou Pascarella
    openBOM: Oleg Shilovitsky
    Siemens PLM Software: Sverker Nordlander
    Many industrial companies have embraced the concept of Industrie 4.0 and many have started to pursue digitalization initiatives. For both, PLM is at the core and the PLM solution providers have been called upon to fulfill the needs of this vision. In this panel discussion, a select group of PLM solution providers will share their perspectives on how their companies are responding to these concepts and what still needs to be done.

  14. 15:05 – 15:30 | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  15. 15:30 – 16:00 | Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM); reinventing how we design everything we make
    James White, Director, Additive Manufacturing Strategy, CIMdata [Bio]
    Additive Manufacturing (AM) presents a whole new way of making things yet little is being done about how we approach DfAM. This presentation will show how to develop a DfAM strategy and guidelines for engineers in the new approach to DfAM, how to identify AM opportunities for both new and existing designs, and how to calculate ROI to justify investment in AM for production purposes. The presentation will be supported by examples from CIMdata's additive manufacturing practice clients who have transitioned AM from prototyping into production.
  16. 16:00 – 16:35 | 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.

  17. 16:35 – 16:45 | Conference Close

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