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Now in its 24th year, this event will take place in conjunction with PDT Europe in Gothenburg, Sweden Ann Arbor, Michigan, 20 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the agenda topics for PLM Road Map™ 2017 which will be held in collaboration with PDT Europe. Both events will take place on October 17-19 at the Clarion Hotel Post, Gothenburg, Sweden. PLM Road Map 2017 brings together the perspectives of thought leaders within automotive, aerospace & defense, and other industries who are evolving their company’s PLM solutions to support new business opportunities and value propositions by simplifying, standardizing, and providing multi-faceted views into their PLM information repositories. The theme for this year's event is “Digitalization: The Next Step in PLM’s Evolution.” Over the course of the day, presentations will be made on the following critical topics: PLM: A Key Enabler for Digitalization Digitalization and the Internet of
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Measuring Organizations’ PLM Readiness ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 18 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, released a new eBook focused on Tata Technologies’ PLM Analytics assessments that help companies understand where they are in their PLM journey. This eBook describes Tata Technologies’ PLM Analytics program which is designed to provide insight and guidance for developing a PLM strategy within an enterprise. Organized into four components (see the figure below), the first level enables a company to start with a quick overview assessment to identify issues and potential directional priorities for their PLM program. With each successive tier, more extensive knowledge is obtained leading to a detailed execution roadmap. Using the results of this methodology helps companies close their PLM value gap. The Four Components of Tata Technologies’ PLM Analytics Program(Courtesy of Tata Technologies) A PLM maturity assessment provides a relative assessment for a company against best practice characteristics
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Paper sets the bar for assessing the lifecycle management capabilities of a platform. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 13 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the publication of a new position paper entitled, “Product Innovation Platforms: Definition, Their Role in the Enterprise, and Their Long-Term Viability.” In this position paper, CIMdata offers an enhanced understanding of platforms in terms of their long-term viability specifically focusing on answering the following questions: What is a practical working definition of a product innovation platform? How is the long-term viability of a product innovation platform measured? What makes product innovation platforms vital to an enterprise? According to Mr. Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s president, “The growing complexity of products and consumer demand for innovation are driving changes in industrial companies and PLM solution providers alike. With a ‘systems-of-systems’ approach, product innovation platforms are enabling the next-generation of PLM.” Mr. Bilello went on to state, “Product innovation
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Considering the challenges in preparing students for Industry 4.0. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 12 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, released a new eBook focused on research recently conducted on PLM education, at all levels, from high school through university. Industrial companies are experiencing a very serious gap in new employees’ understanding of PLM and their lack of practical experience using a multitude of concepts that exist in the PLM realm. The result is slower PLM adoption and delayed financial and other benefits. The general lack of PLM education is being aggravated because academic institutions are not providing what companies need. This is not just an issue at the university level, but at all levels of education—learnings for tomorrow’s work environment must start much earlier in the education pipeline. Research for this eBook was sponsored by Siemens PLM Software, a leading provider of PLM software to the
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A CIMdata eBook in Partnership with Mackevision Corporation ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 11 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, released a new eBook focused on how a programmatic approach to marketing visualization can promote artistry and creativity, improve efficiency, and drive deeper customer engagement. The ways in which consumers engage with brands and make product choices has changed radically. Prospective customers are far more likely to use online resources to research and compare products before ever visiting a “brick and mortar” retail environment, and increasingly consumers are willing to conduct the entire purchase experience online. This trend is especially strong among younger consumers, and therefore is likely to grow stronger in coming years. This eBook presents CIMdata’s perspective on the importance of advanced visualization to improve brand engagement with consumers. The proliferation of digital devices and new ways of experiencing content such as virtual reality will place
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In this free educational webinar participants will be provided with a high-level review of obsolescence research and requirements being undertaken by the CIMdata administered Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 11 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Managing PLM Solution and Data Obsolescence.” The webinar will take place on August 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT). Managing the risks associated with PLM solution and data obsolescence within the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry, and other industries, is a large and growing problem. The long lifespan of products and the large volume of complex data with complex relationships mean that the product data will need to transition through several generations of IT solutions. The resulting risks include significant expenses when PLM solutions need to be upgraded and data integrity risks when technology architecture changes and updates are
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ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 6 July 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces three changes in its management team. As of 1 July 2017, Alan Christman has been elected to the role of Chairman Emeritus and will continue to be an adviser to the Board of Directors. Alan served as Chairman of CIMdata from 2009 through June 2017. John MacKrell has been elected to Chairman following seven years as the corporation’s Vice President. Stan Przybylinski has been elected to the corporate Vice President position and to membership on the Board of Directors. Stan had served as Vice President of Research since 2013 and will continue to head CIMdata’s highly regarded research activities. Peter Bilello, CIMdata’s President and Managing Director, stated, “Al has been a valuable CIMdata team member for more than 25 years, and I look forward to continuing to work with him and the rest
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Popular PLM education program will take place in Andover, Massachusetts from October 2-6, 2017. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 5 July, 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, will bring its highly acclaimed Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certificate Program to the Boston area from October 2-6. The program is recognized as the PLM industry’s most comprehensive solution-agnostic education offering. The program helps prepare PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation. The assessment-based certificate program includes a personalized classroom experience, individual and team-based exercises, and individual evaluations of achievement. The program is facilitated by a team of CIMdata experts. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a CIMdata PLM Certificate and are invited to join CIMdata’s global PLM Leadership community. The program is built on CIMdata’s over 30 years of experience guiding industrial companies in successfully defining and implementing best-in-class PLM strategies and
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