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John Stark Associates                                                                                                                                               April 9, 2012 - Vol15 #1

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Coaching Workshop USA
by Roger Tempest
The background should be well known to readers of 2PLM. The February 13 issue set the scene for the global PLM Governance Benchmark, and the March 26 issue shows what it aims to achieve for the PLM Team and the Board.

During this time around a dozen international companies have been involved in setting the high-level and detailed objectives. These discussions have largely been based in Europe, because of the headquarter locations of the organisations concerned. Now, a Benchmark Coaching Workshop held in Ohio this month opens up a "home location" for American companies.

The Coaching Workshop curriculum is set up to give companies an easy and productive way in. At least four companies will take part in a Workshop hosted by Thales in Paris, France on 16-17 April. There will then be an identical Workshop hosted by Bendix in Elyria, Ohio on 23-24 April to allow US companies to join in. 

As the format of both Workshops is the same, you will effectively be taking part with all of the European companies as well.


The Workshop Agenda covers all of the existing benchmarking tools and methods on Day 1, and equips you with the new best practice methodology via Day 2. The Workshop also gives you a full insight into the Governance Benchmark structure, so you can decide whether to go ahead with that or just use the new material internally.

A global PLM benchmarking intiative on this scale has never been done before, and opens up many new opportunities to quantify the important areas of PLM. It will enable you to share in-depth best practices and to open up a visibility and control that all major PLM implementations should have.

Registration for the Benchmark Coaching Workshop at Bendix is open until Thursday 12 April, and more information is available via



Roger Tempest is co-founder of the PLMIG. Membership of the PLMIG is available via

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The IGE+XAO Group announced second quarter 2011/2012 turnover of 6,161,802 euros. Details

Oracle Corp. announced fiscal 2012 Q3 GAAP total revenues were $9.0 billion. Details 


Lectra announced the appointment of Bertrand Crönert as Manufacturing Marketing Director. Details 


Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. announced that Albéa chose SolidWorks Sustainability software. Details

Eurostep announced it has received a contract from TVO. In this project Eurostep Finland will assist TVO to define requirements management, validation & verification processes and related methodologies. Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) is a Finnish electricity generating public company owning and operating two nuclear power plant units on the west coast of Finland. Details

Lectra announced the adoption of Lectra Fashion PLM at Les Enphants. Details 

MSC Software Corp. announced that Innova Engineering has selected Marc. Details

Pilgrim Software, Inc. announced that Pharmaceutical Associates, Inc. will implement Pilgrim's solutions for Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA) and Customer Complaints management. Details

Pilgrim Software, Inc. announced that Medela Inc. will implement Pilgrim's Complaints Management solution. Details

PTC announced Yazaki North America, Inc. has selected PTC as the software systems platform for its electronic instrumentation. Details

QUMAS announced that Weifa has selected QUMAS ComplianceSP on Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Details 


Autodesk, Inc. launched the company's 2013 portfolio of design, engineering and entertainment software. Details

Autodesk, Inc. unveiled its 2013 design and engineering software portfolio for manufacturers. Details

Autodesk, Inc. announced availability of Autodesk Simulation DFM (Design for Manufacturing) software. Details

AVEVA announced AVEVA Pipe Supports - Marine 12.1. Details

CADopia announced the release of CADopia 12. Details

CD-adapco announced the STAR-CCM+ iPad app. Details

Dassault Systemes unveiled SolidWorks Plastics software. Details

Geomagic announced the first service release of the Geomagic 2012 product lines. Details

InspectionXpert announced InspectionXpert for PDF 2012 v2.1.0.41. Details

InspectionXpert announced InspectionXpert OnDemand v2.1.0.41. Details

Intergraph announced release of its SmartPlant P&ID ISO 15926 Export Utility. Details

Invention Machine announced Goldfire 7.0. Details

IronCAD, LLC announced availability of Product Update #1 for the IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite 2012. Details

JETCAM International s.a.r.l announced availability of new CAD interfaces to AutoPOL for Windows and AutoPOL G2 3D CAD and unfolding software packages. Details

Luxion announced version 1.3 of the KeyShot plugin for Creo and Pro/E. Details

Oracle announced AutoVue 20.2. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced a new product in the Teamcenter software portfolio called Active Workspace. Details

Siemens PLM Software announced the release of Parasolid version 24.1. Details

TDCI, Inc. announced the release of BuyDesign 8. Details

VizUp, Inc. announced VizUp 4.4.7. Details 


Altair announced the addition of Mechanical Simulation vehicle dynamics simulation tools to the array of applications available through the HyperWorks Partner Alliance. Details

Arena Solutions and ERP Logic announced a partnership with the intent to provide an end-to-end cloud product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for SAP Business ByDesign customers. Details

Creaform and EADS announced a technological partnership agreement covering 3D optical measurement for aerospace and defence applications. Details

Delcam announced that 50 of its partner organisations will exhibit at the MACH exhibition. Details 

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Geomagic announced it is partnering with the University of South Florida in delivering 3D imaging software for the University's training and educational programs. Details

Gibbs and Associates announced that GibbsCAM has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013. Details

Lectra announced a partnership with WGSN. Details

Lightworks announced their partnership with Design Simulation Technologies. Details

LMS International announced a partnership with hofer. Details

ModuleWorks announced their partnership with Turkish CAD/CAM provider, ARGETA. Details

MSC Software Corp. announced a partnership with ISKO engineers AG. Details

TraceParts announced that its 3D library of suppliers and standard parts catalogs has been certified for Autodesk Inventor 2013. Details

Zuken announced it has extended its OpenDoor agreement with Mentor Graphics by participating as a partner in the ODB++ Solutions Alliance. Details 


Arena Solutions announced that Arena PartsList has been adopted by electrical engineers to solve the challenges of documenting the innovation BOM during conceptual design. Details

Autodesk, Inc. announced that it has named Sunkist Research and Technical Services as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for March. Details

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the opening of an expanded Shanghai office. Details

CD-adapco announced the opening of its new Yokohama office. Details

CONTACT Software announced their presence at the Hannover Messe 2012 from 23 - 27 April. Details

Creaform announced its brand revitalization project. Details

Dassault Systemes, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa and the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, inaugurated an Innovation Centre for PLM Education on CPUT's campus in Bellville. Details

nCode announced that nCode DesignLife has been certified by GL Renewables Certification. Details

Rand Worldwide announced that its courseware division, ASCENT- Center for Technical Knowledge, released eight training guides for Autodesk 2013 software. Details

Siemens Industry, Inc. and its Industry Automation Division announced a partnership with the non-profit FIRST in Michigan to support its goal of creating a world where science and technology are celebrated. Details

Theorem Solutions announced that it is a partner in the £1.3 million VE-DRIVE Supply Chain project. Details

ZWSOFT announced that it donated 25 licenses of ZW3D 2012 to Riga Technical University in Latvia. Details

3D Systems Corp. announced the opening of a 3D content-to-print innovation center at its Rock Hill headquarters. Details 


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