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PLM Road Map 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

Day 1 - May 15

  1. 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast in the PLM Collaboration Café
  2. 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. | Welcome
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata [Bio]
    James Roche, Director, Aerospace & Defense Practice, CIMdata [Bio]
  3. 8:40 a.m. – 9:20 a.m | KEYNOTE: The State of the PLM Industry: Why the C-Suite is Not Happy
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata [Bio]
    A review of the current state of the PLM industry with emphasis on today's major trends and issues, including enabling PLM as a digital enterprise innovation platform, and other emerging topics that are critical to the global PLM economy. As solution providers continue to push the envelope of PLM capability, industrial users eagerly embrace the new and press for more. CIMdata's research and experience reveals that over the past few years industry adoption of many leading-edge PLM technologies, such as analytics and big data, internet of things, cloud computing, augmented reality, and additive manufacturing have matured from investigation and planning to implementation and production. Despite these advancements, however, many companies are still spending significant time and money tackling PLM's persistent pain points so that they can fully realize the potential value of PLM and its place within their enterprise architecture.
  4. 9:20 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. | What is Needed to Achieve Value from PLM? Part I-New Value Potential from Synergies of Digitalization and PLM
    Digitalization, like any “next big thing,” carries with it a heavy load of hype and confusion. It may be asserted correctly that digitalization is the next step in the evolution of PLM. However, digitalization goes beyond PLM, exploiting the company’s PLM resources in a broader business context. In this new context, PLM is central, but to achieve these new possibilities the PLM resources must evolve to be more accessible, understandable, and flexible to serve a broader range of business uses. At a time when many still wonder whether digitalization is real or just the latest buzzword, CIMdata research provides a strong indication that industry is taking the promise of digitalization very seriously. For the PLM community, a logical question (i.e., concern) is how can PLM and digitalization coexist within a company? In this presentation, a former CIO, now CDO (Corporate Digital Officer) within a major A&D company will present the key issues and strategies for the successful integration of digitalization and PLM.
  5. 9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Sponsor Vignettes

  6. 10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  7. 10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. | Creating Value When PLM and ERP Work Together
    The product development lifecycle is supported by a number of solutions that allow data relevant to product design, production planning, production, and in-service operations to be organized and stored so that each can be optimized and enhanced. PDM and ERP are the primary enterprise software solutions used to define, plan, produce, and support a company’s products. Each solution is necessary for a company to maximize speed, quality, and profit in the development, production, and support of products. As the product develops, the information that defines it moves through these solutions depending on the needs of the work being done at a given time. To streamline the overall process, these solutions and the people who use them must be able to communicate and share data as seamlessly as possible. This requires an understanding of what each solution does and whom it supports during the life cycle. This presentation will offer a real-life discussion of each solution, their roles, their benefits, and how they interact in terms of work processes and data flows. The value and use of PDM and ERP to create products and the primary distinguishing characteristics supported by each will be demonstrated.
  8. 11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Multiple Views into the Bill of Information
    At each stage in a product’s life, from conception, to design, and continuing through manufacturing and service, product information should be organized into a comprehensive Bill of Information (BoI). Aligning BoI’s between the different life stages is essential for product production, compliance, integrity, and traceability. Reconciling multiple representations of the BoI has led to customer-specific PLM implementations, requiring customizations to standard PLM offerings. Members of the A&D Multiview BOM project team will discuss progress made towards defining and instantiating industry best practices for managing configurations of Multiview Bills of Information and how they can be used to enhance value from a company’s chosen PLM solution.
  9. 12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. | CIMdata Highlights the Afternoon Tracks.

  10. 12:10 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café
  11. Aerospace & Defense Breakout Advanced Topics Breakout
    1:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. | Welcome & Introduction 1:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. | Welcome & Introduction
    1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m | Model-based Definition and Minimum Digital Thread
    Today, the aerospace industry is moving to model-based definition (MBD) design practices, but there is no consistent approach to FAA certification. Each MBD airplane program separately negotiates with the FAA on certification. An industry standard method with standardized data content will reduce variability and the cost of compliance. During this presentation members of a multi-company A&D industry team will present and lead a discussion of results to date from their project to define the minimum data content in MBD type design that is required to meet regulatory certification requirements, and evaluate existing standards and tools to provide an industry standard data delivery process to regulatory agencies. An open and interactive discussion will form part of this presentation.
    1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m | Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing; Novelties to Production Parts
    Hobbyist and early adopters used AM machines to make novelty freeform organic shapes they couldn’t make before. Now, driven by investments from industrial companies seeking to improve engineering processes and make better products, attempts are being made to use AM for industrial end-use products. Big challenges remain such as materials, regulatory compliance, speed, reliability, and lifecycle management. This session will cover the end to end stages of designing and making end-use production AM parts, drawing from PLM, DfAM (Design for Additive Manufacture), Generative Design, Functional Design and Activity Based Costing disciplines.
    2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m | Rip & Replace or Embrace & Extend to Enable a PLM Platform
    As the platform concept becomes better understood, companies need to assess how well their current PLM solution can meet their needs into the future. The platform model promises a better way to provide capabilities that can be configured into solutions and reconfigured as requirements change. This presentation will share one company’s journey and the elements that went into the decision to either Rip or Replace or Embrace & Extend.
    2:20 p.m. – 3:05 p.m | Global Collaboration within the Design Chain
    Digital product definition has disrupted decades of industry standard practice with data transfer (i.e., paper and scan/fax). OEM by OEM agreements with collaboration partners have grown organically. Over the past year, a multi-company A&D industry project team has focused on the process of data flow during initial design, detailed design, and configuration control & change management. In this presentation, members of the project team will present and lead a discussion of the results from their efforts to develop a template for PLM decisions to facilitate contractual agreements (i.e., bridge the gap between Contracts and PLM), and identify data exchange and PLM issues and limitations.
    2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m | Industry 4.0 Architecture from Edge Devices through Application Layers to Enterprise Applications
    A presentation on how the data flows from the edge devices to provide actionable information to the applications and how that can be accessed through the PLM solution as a portal to the data.
    3:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. | Breakout wrap up 3:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. | Breakout wrap up

  12. 3:10 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  13. 3:35 p.m. – 4:10 pm | Blockchain & PLM
    Blockchain technology has been used in currency transactions and has several key attributes that lend it to lifecycle management and the digital thread definition. Explore some of these attributes from the viewpoint of PLM to decide if there is sufficient evidence to develop use cases where PLM applications can benefit from Blockchain usage.
  14. 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. | KEYNOTE: What is Needed to Achieve Value from PLM? Part II-Influencing Standards for Data Storage and Exchange
    All major PLM software providers offer commercial capability for conversion of their native format files into standard formats. Unfortunately, these conversions are neither complete nor consistent, nor do they support advanced CAD features. This presentation will explore strategies to influence future progress in closing the gap between native and standard formats. A critical prerequisite is knowing where to place the lever. Considerable research has been done into the status and potential of relevant standards such as STEP for PLM information storage and exchange and JT and 3DPDF for real time collaboration and data exchange. This presentation will show how an aerospace OEM is increasing its presence by partnering and collaborating with others to collectively influence an informed decision and to press for timely adoption within the industry.

  15. 4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Day 1 wrap up

  16. 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour - avoid the traffic and join us for drinks and snacks in the PLM Collaboration Café area

Day 2 - May 16

  1. 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast in the PLM Collaboration Café
  2. 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. | Welcome
    Peter Bilello, President, CIMdata [Bio]
    James Roche, Director, Aerospace & Defense Practice, CIMdata [Bio]
  3. 8:40 a.m. – 9:20 a.m | KEYNOTE: Generative Design: The Changing Nature of Product Development
    This presentation will explain what Generative Design (GD) is and will summarize the state of the art for GD tools and the processes they enable. There is now great interest in the topic from researchers, academics, and software providers. What is the thrust of the new developments? Case studies representing a wide range of applications in different fields like architecture, civil engineering, and mechanical design with be offered.
  4. 9:20 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. | Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality Have They Crossed the Chasm?
    Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are not new topics, they have been around for decades just like 3D printing/additive manufacturing. Hardware and software advances in recent years are pushing AR/VR to the top of many technology trends lists. This presentation will share the current state of the art from an industrial user perspective and will consider how upcoming developments, including standards and consumer developments, are likely to shape AR’s future.
  5. 9:55 a.m. – 10:25 a.m. | Sponsor Vignettes

  6. 10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  7. 10:50 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. | The State of PLM on the Cloud
    Cloud is taking over other enterprise application segments, but cloud-based product lifecycle management solutions are not yet widely adopted. Why is that? This presentation will share findings from a recent research project conducted by CIMdata and will offer anecdotes from end user industrial companies regarding their own experiences.
  8. 11:25 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | System of Systems Approach to Product Design
    Is an aircraft a million parts or fifty subsystems? It depends how you look at it. Functionally, its 50 subsystems, each fulfilling specific functions and performance metrics including interaction with adjacent subsystems. Many subsystems are designed and made by outside specialized companies with the OEM doing R&D, assembly, inspection, and commissioning of these subsystems as the final whole product. OEM's are doing less whole product design/manufacture but more R&D and product management, while engaging specialized companies to design/build the subsystems that meet performance metrics. This presentation will examine the impact of this transformation on both OEM's and their suppliers, and the emergence of powerful ODM's (Outside Design Manufacturers). Will the tail wag the dog in future?
  9. 12:00 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. | CIMdata Highlights the Afternoon Tracks.

  10. 12:10 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. | Networking Lunch & PLM Collaboration Café

  11. Aerospace & Defense Breakout Part 2 Simulation-Driven Systems Development Breakout
    1:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. | Welcome & Introduction 1:25 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. | Welcome & Introduction
    1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m | PLM Technology Obsolescence Management
    PLM Technology Obsolescence Management is defined as the ability of a company to upgrade and transition their PLM solution to new technologies in multiple increments over a period of several decades without loss of data and without incurring excessive cost and effort. Over the past four years, a multi-company A&D industry project team has been performing research to identify the most significant causal factors contributing to the negative consequences of PLM technology obsolescence and mitigation methods for remediation. In this presentation, members of the project team will present and lead discussion of the results of their efforts to define a desired future state, business improvement objectives, and derived top-level requirements for PLM solution providers that, if implemented, will minimize the cost of technology refresh and risk associated with managing and reusing data in long lifecycle products. An open and interactive discussion will be part of this presenation.
    1:35 p.m. – 2:05 p.m | Model Lifecycle Management: Enabling the Digital Thread
    Achieving the business goals of the Digital Thread vision will require the management of digital models and related IP across engineering domains that are all too often data silos today. Key process characteristics such as traceability /pedigree of data, change management, and configuration management must now extend from the early systems concepting through detailed design and manufacturing and even into IoT in-service operations. This presentation will provide insight into where industry currently stands in terms of best practices for model lifecycle management.
    2:05 p.m. – 2:35 p.m | MBSE: The Next Generation of Systems Engineering
    The term Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) has become widely referenced over the past several years but is still widely misunderstood. Is it a fundamentally different way of doing systems engineering or is it rather an evolution of classical systems engineering that is required for developing today’s complex cyber-physical systems? This presentation will address this topic with some insights from an industry pioneer in the adoption of MBSE technologies and processes.
    2:20 p.m. – 3:05 p.m | Multi-view Bill of Material (BOM) Dictionary - eBOM to mBOM Accountability
    Lack of a universally accepted language for BOM terminology is inhibiting communications within and between Aerospace OEM’s, their suppliers and PLM solution providers. Currently processes to reconcile and enforce accountability between eBOM and mBOM are unique and enabling PLM solutions are highly customized within each OEM. In this session, members of a multi-company A&D industry project team will present and lead discussion of their work to define two of the fundamental elements within a comprehensive industry best practice solution for creating and managing multi-view BOMs: a multi-view BOM dictionary, and standard use cases for management of instance and assembly information with accountability between eBOM and mBOM after split.
    2:35 p.m. – 3:05 p.m | Physics-based Digital Twins: Beyond Data Analytics
    While not entirely new as a concept, the area of Digital Twins is gaining significant engineering attention, as well as executive mindshare with the rapid emergence of IoT platforms and big data analytics. Each product as used by an end customer can now have a unique “Digital Twin” or even a series of Digital Twins depending on the business use case for the digital performance models deployed and the related in service data acquired. A key point to be highlighted in this presentation is that the Digital Twin cannot help to predict and optimize “as used” system performance unless there is a physics-based model in the loop with the IoT acquired raw data.
    3:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. | Breakout wrap up 3:05 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. | Breakout wrap up

  12. 3:10 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. | Networking Break & PLM Collaboration Café
  13. 3:35 p.m. – 4:10 pm | How to apply IoT, Industry 4.0 & Predictive Analytics in the Manufacturing Domain
    This presentation will focus on new and emerging (disruptive) technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 practices, as well as applying Predictive Analytics. Those who enable IoT and Industry 4.0 processes will expand their digital product definition to better manage and service the products they bring to market. By improving the digital definition of a product using PLM-enabling technologies, industrial customers can enable greater factory efficiency and automation. Applying a lifecycle approach to assets combined with IoT technologies also creates the potential to implement new service-based business models.
  14. 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. | KEYNOTE: PLM’s Future: Where are we going?
    For many, PLM's future is bright and given that many companies haven't really implemented PLM, the upside appears to be significant for most. The key question is then, how to best plan, implement, and fully utilize what PLM offers to maximize a company's return on investment? This presentation will both summarize the presentations and discussions had during PLM Road Map 2018, and provide a logical and feasible road map for attendees to take back to their organizations for discussion and consideration.

  15. 4:55 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Conference wrap up

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