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About PLM Road Map NA 2018

PLM Road Map NA 2018
in collaboration with PDT NA 2018

Charting the Course to PLM Value Together
Expanding the Value Footprint of PLM and Tackling PLM’s Persistent Pain Points

15-16 May | PLM Road Map NA | The Marriott Hotel | Tysons Corner | Washington D.C. | USA
17 May | PDT NA | The Marriott Hotel | Tysons Corner | Washington D.C. | USA

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PLM Road Map NA in collaboration with PDT NA, offers two unique events that will be of interest to the global PLM industry.

PLM Road Map NA 2018, in collaboration with PDT NA 2018, is the must-attend event for PLM industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root.

The theme for this year's conference is “Charting the Course to PLM Value TogetherExpanding the Value Footprint of PLM and Tackling PLM’s Persistent Pain Points."

Solution providers continue to push the envelope of PLM capability, while industrial users eagerly embrace the new and press for more. CIMdata research reveals that over recent years industry adoption of many leading-edge PLM technologies, such as analytics and big data, the internet of things, cloud computing, augmented reality, and additive manufacturing has matured from investigation and planning to implementation and operational use.

There are many examples to be examined and learned from as industry leaders relate their stories of success and lessons learned while expanding the value footprint of PLM within their companies by implementing these new technologies.

Meanwhile, these companies and others are tackling PLM’s persistent pain points with renewed determination. This trend is manifest in the decision of leaders in some industries, such as aerospace and defense, who have joined in common purpose to define methods and means for remediating the points of friction that erode the efficiency and quality of information flow through product programs, and the complexity and instability that inflate the cost of PLM sustainment. These companies, operating within CIMdata PLM Action Groups and Knowledge Councils, have, over the past several years, sponsored research and staffed projects on topics such as PLM technology obsolescence management, model-based definition (MBD) and the digital thread, model-based systems engineering (MBSE), multi-view bill of material, and global collaboration within the design chain. The results emerging from these projects are compelling.

In a format that will offer a series of plenary and breakout sessions designed to facilitate conversations between presenters and conference participants, CIMdata’s PLM Road Map 2018 will bring together the perspectives of leading thinkers from aerospace & defense, automotive, and other industries who are expanding the value footprint of PLM and who are tackling the pain points that erode PLM’s value potential.


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