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PLM Road Map™ 2014

PLM Road Map 2014

PLM-enabled Continuous Product Development and Delivery for the Automotive & Transportation Industry and Supply Chain

October 2, 2014 | The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan


Collaboration, Integration, and Sustainability Workshop.
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PLM Road Map is the must-attend event for 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 PLM Road Map was “PLM-enabled Continuous Product Development and Delivery for the Automotive & Transportation Industry and Supply Chain.”

Product development today is a set of discrete processes and deliveries around specifications and intellectual property (IP) exchange. Design reviews and delivery schedules drive IP development and exchange. Some industries are driving toward a more continuous model, with more synchronous collaboration and, in the case of software, continuous product delivery. Of course, software is not hardware or electro-mechanical. Continuous product development and delivery requires new technologies and work arrangements.

What was discussed:

  • The evolution of collaboration to mean co-development across the value chain, from ideation to retirement. To support enhanced collaboration, practitioners are turning to model-based systems engineering.
  • The early use of simulation and analysis in the product definition process.
  • The evolution of PLM strategies and enabling solutions.
  • Many large companies have large, long-lived PLM initiatives; in fact, because of mergers and acquisitions, many large companies have multiple PLM implementations.
  • Reasons why companies are looking to more fluid IT support for product development and delivery, and cloud-based offerings. New licensing models for both cloud and on-premise can help address this need.
  • The role of social tools to support ideation/idea management, application lifecycle management, S&A, and systems engineering.
  • How products themselves are changing. More industries are looking to deliver products as a services, changing the economics, business models and lifecycle planning for new offerings.

Speakers at PLM Road Map 2014 provided examples from automotive, transportation, and other industries that highlighted the people, process, and technology challenges in moving toward a more fluid, integrated continuous product development and delivery model.

Central to the mission and character of PLM Road Map is encouraging the continuous collaboration and synergistic innovation between all members of the PLM ecosystem, including industrial users, subject matter experts, software providers, consulting services firms, industrial and academic institutes, system integrators, and market analysts—all of whom are partners in realizing the vision and value of PLM, especially in the emerging, more sustainable circular economy.

PLM Road Map 2014



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