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Thursday, December 20, 2018

CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Driving a PLM Center of Excellence

This free educational webinar will explain the roles of a PLM Center of Excellence and how it can be used by organizations to achieve PLM success.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 20 December 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Driving a PLM Center of Excellence.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. (EST) and will last for one hour.

As companies continue to realize the value of a comprehensive PLM strategy to support their businesses, they invariably run into problems governing increasingly complex PLM solution suites. One of the best practices that a company can establish is a PLM Center of Excellence. This webinar will cover the roles of a PLM Center of Excellence, the best practices needed to assure success, and other information to help organizations achieve PLM success.

This webinar will help attendees:

  • Gain an understanding of what a PLM Center of Excellence is.
  • Learn how a PLM Center of Excellence can add value to an organization.
  • Learn about the benefits of adopting a formal PLM Center of Excellence approach.
  • Find out more about the experiences of organizations that are using a PLM Center of Excellence approach.

According to John MacKrell, CIMdata’s Chairman and the host for this webinar, “Companies CIMdata has been working with are being challenged to adopt better ways to support and expand their PLM strategies and supporting technologies and processes. The current state of the art is that too often organizations do their initial implementation of a suite of PLM solutions and then fail to provide adequate support and strategic direction to allow growth of capabilities and across their organization.”

Mr. MacKrell has over 40 years of experience in the application of computer-based solutions to engineering and manufacturing, with more than 20 years at CIMdata. He has held senior positions in product management, marketing, research and development, and consulting.

This webinar will be useful to a wide audience including PLM managers, PLM support teams, product engineers, manufacturing planners, maintenance and repair practitioners, IT teams, purchasing, and anyone impacted by how an organization defines, uses, and communicates the designs of its products.

During the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed. To find out more, visit: To register for this webinar please visit:

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