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PLM Transformation

A before-and-after perspective of a Product Lifecycle Management implementation.

Brenna Jue

on 2 February 2011

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Transcript of PLM Transformation

What is PLM? The essential elements of PLM PLM Solution Architecture
Before PLM After PLM Let the transformation begin.... Reap the rewards.... PLM is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to launch and end-of-life.

PLM integrates people, data, processes, and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise.
Manages design and process documents
Constructs and controls bill of material (product structure) records
Offers an electronic file repository
Includes built-in and custom part and document metadata ("attributes")
Identifies materials content for environmental compliance
Permits item-focused task assignments
Enables workflow and process management for approving changes
Controls multi-user secured access, including "electronic signature"
Exports data for downstream ERP systems Think of PLM on an axis PLM capabilities Product Data Record PLM Implementation Methodology The Product Record is the single version of truth for a company’s product and product-related data Leading PLM expert, Professor Martin Eigner of the University of Kaiserslautern, shares his perspectives on the multiple dimensions of PLM ROI Margins Profitability Staff Satisfaction Ratings Missed launch dates
Missed revenue targets
Poor product cost targets
Exceeded development budgets
Missed quality targets
Poor regulatory compliance Tracking …
inventory, supplier progress, compliance, schedules, part number relationships, margin calculations…

multiple data entry =
spreadsheet chaos! Product Record — The Foundation of PLM Develop a Flexible Implementation Roadmap Align the Organization
on the Goals and Objectives
of the Program Select a suitable PLM partner who... Delivers business benefits in the short-term and into the future

Delivers functionality that reaches across workgroups

Meets specific requirements and business process needs of the specific industry category

Delivers integrated PLM, sourcing and line planning capability Define your project objectives
Assess your organization's existing processes for design, data management & change
Set realistic goals
Identify potential expenses and forecast actual costs related to purchase, installation and operation
Review how software licensing can impact your budget and operations
Establish a budget and define expected results
Determine the selection criteria that you'll use Investigating and adopting a PLM solution: Products and parts, including those which are used for tooling, inspection, calibration, training, operation and maintenance
Documents that define the performance, functional and physical attributes of an item.
Ancillary documents that are used for training, operation and maintenance of an item
Electronic computer files that support the product's design, development, production and subsequent post-production phases
Material content, including reporting on legally-proscribed or hazardous substances and the identification of part recycling and disposal methods. The PLM process manages: Develop a Strategic Business Case & Imperative Word processors; spreadsheet and graphics programs; requirements analysis and market assessment tools; field trouble reports; and even emails or other correspondence...

...a PLM tool focuses exclusively on managing data that covers the breadth of a product's lifecycle, without regard to how that data is developed. Product information tools The core of the PLM system is the Product Record — a single version of the truth for all product data.

Other PLM capabilities include Project and Portfolio Management, Packaging, Artwork and Labeling, Design & Authoring Capabilities, Document Management and Collaboration. PLM Vendor Ability across Industries What If You’ve Already Started? Cost of Capital
Shipping Cost of Capital
Profitability Staff Satisfaction Ratings Margins ROI Shipping Create compelling message to drive the program.
Reduce complexity in raw materials and systems and use the savings to fund the program.
Introduce the concept of product architecture and the product record and develop a single model that can address all businesses.
Standardize on a single PLM repository with a rationalized set of allowable authoring tools. Connect the tools using Service Oriented Architecture.
Invest heavily in Modeling and Simulation tools and reinvent the way packaging and formulation is conducted.
Implement standard compliance system with automated compliance screens.

A sample action plan: Create a Simple, Integrated PLM Vision Independent of Software Platforms A solution vision enables a full suite of integrated innovation, product development and product lifecycle management processes allowing organizations to create a closed-loop solution to managing the pipeline. marketing professionals
product designers international suppliers
compliance experts

... means people around the office, country and world can all work together on the same design and seamlessly exchange information with everyone in the supply chain Collaboration between... PLM also can involve consumers, soliciting quick, effective feedback from customers. Open communication with consumers: Benefits of PLM: Increased revenue:
Reduced design time
Accelerated release and change cycles

Reduce product cost
Conduct more comprehensive, less intrusive collaboration
Purchase fewer parts in larger volumes
Increase production experience
Reduce production rework and scrap

Reduce overhead
Simplify regulatory and contractual compliance
Mitigate and, if required, report on a product's environmental impact
Reduce process administrative and clerical costs Summary of Benefits PLM enables firms to work more effectively, better meet their customers’ needs and reduce time-to-market and time-to profit Aerospace and Defense
Consumer Packaged Goods
Financial Services
High Tech and Telecom
Life Sciences
Medical Devices
Technology Example industries that benefit from PLM: Are YOU on this list?
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