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 Blog_3-20-19.png There are very few events that are designed exclusively for PLM Solution Providers in the PLM economy. CIMdata’s annual PLM Market & Industry Forum is one that comes to mind. Just consider how rare it is to get all the key PLM solution providers together in one place for networking and an open discussion on the state of the PLM industry—something that is at the heart of CIMdata’s PLM Market & Industry Forum.

This annual spring event...

This educational webinar will show how PLM can improve after-sales and service operations.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 19 March 2019—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, "The As-Maintained BOM: Managing the Product Lifecycle After the Sale." The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

Many of CIMdata’s industrial consulting clients have aspirations of improving profitability by capturing after-sales revenue including service, repairs, and upgrades. While a few companies are known for effective service and support operations, most only have a...

This major PLM industry event will take place in the Washington D.C. area in May.

Ann Arbor, MI, USA & Stockholm, Sweden 14 March 2019—CIMdata and Eurostep are pleased to announce the agenda topics for PLM Road Map™ North America & PDT North America 2019 which will take place on May 29 & 30 at the Marriott Hotel, Tysons Corner, VA. The theme for this year's event is “PLM for Professionals—Product Lifecycle Innovation.”

Using a format that will offer a series of keynote and plenary sessions designed to facilitate conversations between conference speakers and conference participants, PLM Road Map & PDT NA...

This popular and proven PLM education program with over 500 graduates will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 13 March 2019—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) strategic management consulting and research firm, will bring its highly acclaimed PLM Certificate Program to the Mercure Hotel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 17-21 June.

Recognized as the PLM industry’s most comprehensive solution-agnostic education offering, with over 500 PLM professionals certified to date, the program helps prepare attendees to successfully address the challenges commonly faced in PLM strategy development and implementation. The assessment-based program includes a personalized classroom...

The conference will discuss key technology and business issues.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 12 March 2019—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that its Vice President, Stan Przybylinski, will deliver the opening keynote address at the Berenberg Design Software Conference in New York City on March 14. The conference brings together software providers and investment firms to discuss the key technology and business issues they face in their solution markets.

Mr. Przybylinski’s presentation, "Getting to Markets of One," will focus on a key element of the Industry 4.0 vision, the ability to profitably serve individual customers their...

This webinar will discuss PLM challenges around variant configuration management.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 5 March 2019—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Configuring Products That Delight Your Customers–Advanced Variant Configuration Management.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

In this webinar, sponsored by Siemens PLM Software, CIMdata will be joined by speakers from Siemens PLM Software and Siemens IEC in a discussion that will explore the current state of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) customers and advanced variant configuration management...

This webinar will discuss the platform implications of Digital Transformation.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 27 February 2019—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that its President, Peter Bilello, will take part in a webinar to discuss the platform implications of Digital Transformation in today’s global enterprise.

Many large organizations are dealing with legacy systems that weren’t designed to support tomorrow’s digital processes. Driving digital transformation to meet the demands of processes with fast changing requirements is particularly challenging. Technical debt is holding organizations back from transforming their product-related processes, preventing them from getting ahead of complexity, and...

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Key takeaways:

  • The rapid pace of technology change associated with scientific computing and digital engineering has led to a profound change in the skills that engineers need to effectively perform their roles. CIMdata believes that U.S. universities are not adapting engineering curricula quickly enough to meet the needs of industry, particularly for mechanical engineering.
  • Today's engineers need to learn how to effectively apply digital (virtual) modeling and simulation technologies within the context of their core engineering courses, in hands-on applied research projects and co-operative education programs.
  • The reward and recognition system for faculty at many universities...

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Key takeaways:

  • Dassault Systèmes continues to extend their 3DEXPERIENCE Platform with new coverage of MES and ERP.
  • 3DEXPERIENCE.Works represents a continuation of Dassault Systèmes’ platform enablement journey, as well as its long-term commitment to the SOLIDWORKS community.
  • SOLIDWORKS World 2019 grows on its success and is positioned for more growth as it becomes 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020.

CIMdata attended SOLIDWORKS World 2019, which took place from 10 to 13 February in Dallas, Texas. The event continues to grow, with over 6,000 physical attendees and many others attending by remote connection. Dassault Systèmes clearly stated that it intends to...

The CIMdata administered group expands the position of major aerospace and defense companies on the topic of Multiple-view Bill of Materials.

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, 14 February 2019—Representatives from the eleven-member companies of the Aerospace & Defense PLM Action Group (AD PAG) have published their expanded position on the topic of multiple-view bill of materials (multi-view BOM). This 3rd release is a significant enrichment of previous work by the AD PAG cross-companies project team, which has been operating for two years. In earlier releases, the authors explored the dichotomy between single BOM and multi-view BOM approaches, analyzed current state “pain points,” and,...

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