Product lifecycle management, or PLM, can be described as the people, processes and tools used to manage a product and the product record from concept through design, development and production. Organizations implement product lifecycle management to achieve a number of business goals like faster time to market and lower scrap and rework costs. While many PLM solutions are available in the market today, most organizations are already doing some parts of product lifecycle management without a specialized system.
• Enterprise PDM by Solidworks
• Windchill by PTC
• Team Centre by Siemens
Successfully implementing a PLM system helps prepare your organization for growth. Whether you need to bring on new people or expand your product line, you will have the infrastructure in place to train new employees quickly and make sure the entire organization is following the same established processes. When you take a step-by-step approach and obtain executive and organizational buy-in, a PLM implementation can be done easily and effectively. Following the six tips above will help streamline your product development processes and give you confidence that you’re working with clean and validated data. Many of the tips can also be used to help you better understand and improve the processes you’re using today.
• PDM/PLM Software Implementation - Workflows, Business Items, User Interface, Client/Server Setup, Folder and User access level administration
• CAD/Non-CAD data clean up for migration into PDM/PLM Systems
• Centralizing product data for better accessibility
• Standardizing bills of materials
• Mapping the data between CAD-PLM-ERP systems