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Friday, December 15, 2017

CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Multiview Bills of Information

Educational webinar will discuss best practices resulting from recent research.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 15 December 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Multiple Views into the Bill of Information.” The webinar will take place on January 11 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (EST).

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 Bill of Information (BoI). Aligning BoI’s between different product life stages is essential for product production and compliance, integrity, and traceability. Reconciling multiple representations of the BoI has led to customer-specific PLM implementations, requiring that customizations be made to standard PLM solution provider offerings. CIMdata, working with leading Aerospace and Defense (A&D) firms, is defining industry best practices for managing configurations of Multiview Bills of Information. Using aerospace industry provided use cases, this webinar will share best practices resulting from the A&D Multiview BOM project.

According to the webinar host, CIMdata’s Practice Manager for PLM Success, Chris Gregory, “CIMdata’s consulting reveals that only a few organizations approach products holistically, with PLM solutions that account for the upstream and downstream product information needs. Our experience shows that this leads to product delays, rework, an overall increase in cost, and suboptimal quality. BoI product information collaboration between engineering, manufacturing, and service is essential for today’s products. With examples from the Aerospace industry, this webinar is geared to provide useful guidance on this critical topic.”

Mr. Gregory has over 30 years of experience with major PLM solution providers, with broad experience and cross functional roles in services, product marketing, sales support, strategic alliances, business development, and program management. He has led PLM implementations for over 100,000 users, representing over US$250 million in proven ROI. Chris has developed teams with US$300 million in direct and indirect sales over his career.

The webinar will be an hour long and will share best practices and concepts for BoI configuration management.

The webinar will be useful to design and manufacturing engineers, PLM team leaders, PLM team members, PLM business champions, product managers, IT leadership, PLM solution providers, and anyone who wants to learn more about PLM and BoI reconciliation.

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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