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Thought leadership will be provided on the topics of Additive Manufacturing and Generative Design. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 30 March 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, is pleased to announce that Dr. Keith Meintjes, Executive Consultant, and James White, Director for Additive Manufacturing Strategy, will be in attendance at the Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) which will take place in Scottsdale, AZ from April 12-15. Dr. Meintjes will lead a briefing titled, “Beyond Generative Design.” The briefing will show how Generative Design is just one step in the transition from CAD to Human-Aided Design. The briefing will take place at noon on 13 April 2018. Mr. White’s briefing will focus on the topic of “Additive Manufacturing Grows Up.” It will show how additive manufacturing is no longer relegated to the sidelines of manufacturing as industrial companies look to AM to give them a competitive edge
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The CIMdata administered group provides research and guidance on the top PLM issues affecting aircraft manufacturers, major defense OEMs, and Tier 1 suppliers. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 29 March 2018—Representatives from nine major aerospace and defense companies recently met in Paris, France to discuss and review the status and findings of the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) PLM Action Group’s working teams and to set priorities for their fifth business year. The A&D PLM Action Group, which is administered by CIMdata, is an industry-specific PLM advocacy group whose mission is to: Set the direction for the aerospace & defense industry on PLM-related topics that matter to members Promote common industry PLM processes and practices Define requirements for common interest PLM-related capabilities Communicate with a unified voice to PLM solution providers Sponsor collaborative PLM research on member-prioritized industry and technology topics The group is currently sponsoring collaborative research on a diverse set of prioritized industry and technology topics, including Model-Based
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Complimentary webinar will show the importance of developing a realistic ROI for gaining executive support for PLM. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 27 March 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that Tom Gill, Practice Manager for PLM Enterprise Value & Integration, will participate in a webinar, titled “ROI for PLM Deployments in the Food and Beverage Industry.” The webinar will be broadcast twice on April 11 & 12, 2018. Sponsored by SpecPage, the webinar will show how the use of PLM by food and beverage companies to address speed-to-market, product cost, traceability, and regulatory compliance issues can have a significant business impact. The benefits of using PLM include: Revenue growth Accelerated time-to-market Controlled product management i.e. data governance Product and process cost reduction in the lifecycle Cost avoidance To learn more or to register for the free webinar visit: https://www.specpage.com/lp/webinar/ About Tom Gill Tom Gill is CIMdata’s Practice Manager for PLM Enterprise Value & Integration.
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The presentation will explain how to introduce more agility and speed into PLM delivery processes. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, USA, 22 March 2018—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that Mr. Antoine Scotto d’Apollonia, Vice President of Information Management Develop at Airbus, will make a keynote presentation at PLM Road Map North America 2018. This two-day event will be held in collaboration with PDT North America. Both events will take place May 15-17 at the Marriott Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA which is near Washington D.C. The theme for this year's event is “Charting the Course to PLM Value Together: Expanding the Value Footprint of PLM and Tackling PLM’s Persistent Pain Points.” In his presentation, “Agile PLM Development,” Mr. Scotto d’Apollonia will explain how to introduce more agility and speed into PLM delivery processes. The presentation will propose the application of agile and lean principles to PLM, and
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This popular and proven PLM education program with over 400 graduates will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 15 March 2018-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic consulting and research firm, will bring its highly acclaimed Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Certificate Program to the Mercure Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 11-15 June. Recognized as the PLM industry's most comprehensive solution-agnostic education offering, with over 400 PLM professionals certified to date, the program helps prepare PLM professionals to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation. The assessment-based 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, which is available to industrial companies that
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CIMdata Publishes "Digital Twins"

Changing How We Engineer, Validate, Market, and Operate our Products ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 13 March 2018-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the publication of an eBook titled "Digital Twins," how they are changing the way we engineer, validate, market, and operate our products. The physics-based Digital Twin plays a key role in the business transformations needed to meet the increased complexity of cyber-physical products and their IoT-enabled operating environments, which demands thinking beyond traditional stage-gate oriented engineering approaches. Being competitive in the modern fast-paced business environment means applying the latest principles in organization, process, and technology to the business-essentially, moving to higher maturity levels than the competition. Market segment leaders are already striving to achieve the highest level of sustainable innovation for their businesses. In a Digital Twin strategy this means enabling a holistic "Cognitive Digital Twin" approach. This eBook explains how the Digital Twin can
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This educational webinar will look at what standards exist and what needs to mature to support a model-based enterprise strategy. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 13 March 2018-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, "Model-Based Enterprise & Standards." The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour. Many companies are adopting Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) as a fundamental business practice. In doing so, these companies enter some uncharted waters concerning how to create a model that can become the base for their product lifecycle processes. For hundreds of years we have relied on drawings and associated documents to be the basis of product realization. With MBE, companies need guidance on how to move from what has been a well-established drawing-based enterprise practice into one that is model-based. A primary problem is that standards
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Findings suggest that it is extremely difficult for industrial users to move PLM beyond traditional Product Data Management topics. ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 6 March 2018-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the completion of its research in to the current status and trends related to the product lifecycle management (PLM) economy. The goal of the research was to deepen the PLM community's collective understanding of the status, drivers, and preconditions necessary for companies to derive value from their investment in PLM. A web-based survey was developed to identify the key issues. Significant findings show that: Industrial companies continue to struggle to move their PLM implementations beyond traditional product data management (PDM) topics, such as engineering data management, engineering change and change management, configuration management, and workflow management. The value and importance of PLM is still primarily being seen by the engineering function. The pursuit of future topics, such as AI
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