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John Stark Associates                                                                                                                           November 6, 2017 - Vol19 #12

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PLM - Early Bird Professionals
by Roger Tempest
 
The Professional PLM Initiative is aiming towards the day when PLM-related jobs will be recognised as more of a profession, and will be held to a degree of professionalism as they are carried out.

The Initiative is just starting - there is a whole year of industry involvement to come. As the material is published and reviewed, and the workshops are held, and the Steering Group is formed, a whole new community of interaction will arise that does not exist at the moment.

So the degree to which a formal profession exists, and the standards of professionalism that should be aspired to, are decisions that are likely to be made by participants in this new interaction.


There is a long list of new tools and documents that will be developed. The Professional PLM Initiative is offering an Early Bird Discount of 33% up to November 10 to encourage as many people as possible to be in at the outset.

Establishing genuine professionalism in PLM will benefit practitioners from all types of organisation and from every manufacturing country. It will give the industry a new collective voice, and bring about change that has never been possible before. Now is the time to get involved.

 Roger Tempest is co-founder of the PLMIG. Full details of Professional PLM can be found here. 


PLM Citations  
Google Scholar shows journal articles, technical reports, books and theses citing Product Lifecycle Management: Paradigm for 21st Century Product Realisation, the most popular PLM publication.

Citing publications referenced since the previous issue of 2PLM include:

  • E. D'Avolio, R. Bandinelli, R. Rinaldi (University of Florence, Italy); A process-oriented framework for PLM implementation in fashion companies Details
  • M. Stäbler, J. Weber (Daimler AG, Sindelfingen, Germany), K. Paetzold (Universität der Bundeswehr, Neubiberg, Germany); Adapt!Evaluation - Evaluation for Design and Re-Design of Production Systems based on Axiomatic Design Details
  • A GIS-oriented semantic data model to support PLM for DfS; K. Vadoudi, F. Bratec, N. Troussier (Université de Technologie de Troyes, France) Details
  • J. Zammit, J. Gao (University of Greenwich, London, UK), R. Evans (University of Westminster, London, UK); The Challenges of Adopting PLM Tools Involving Diversified Technologies in the Automotive Supply Chain Details
  • J. J. Calvo García (Universitat Abat Oliba CEU, Barcelona, Spain); Rendimiento, resiliencia y agilidad de las cadenas de suministros : el caso de las compañias industriales japonesas (2003-2015) Details
  • K. Santos, E. Loures, F. Piechnicki, O. Canciglieri (Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil); Opportunities Assessment of Product Development Process in Industry 4.0 Details
  • K. Vadoudi (University of Technology of Troyes, France); On the understanding the link between PLM and geography: Proposal of a semantic data model Details
  • S. Mittal, M. Khan, T. Wuest (West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA), D. Romero (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico); Smart manufacturing: Characteristics, technologies and enabling factors Details

 

  • A. Camarillo (Exide Technologies GmbH, Bad Lauterberg, Germany), J. Ríos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), K. Althoff (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Kaiserslautern, Germany); CBR and PLM applied to diagnosis and technical support during problem solving in the Continuous Improvement Process of manufacturing plants Details
  • S. Chellathurai Saroja (University of Stuttgart, Germany); Measurement of the quality of structured and unstructured data accumulating in the product life cycle in a data quality dashboard Details
  • J. Martins (Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal); Proposta de um Processo de Engenharia de Requisitos no Ãmbito da Gestão do Ciclo de Vida de Sistemas de Informação na Bosch Car Multimédia Portugal, S.A. Details
  • L-T. Wei (National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan); A Study on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in Industrial Robot Industry Details
  • I. Bouhaddou (Université du Havre, France); Vers une optimisation de la chaine logistique : proposition de modèles conceptuels basés sur le PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) Details
  • G. Levišauskait? (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Ålesund, Norway); Implementation of 4GD framework in Ship Design for improving exchange and 3D reuse Details
  • E. Hovden (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Ålesund, Norway); A System Engineering Approach to evaluate PLM during Upstream Ship Design Processes Details
  • B. Tornes (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Aalesund, Norway); 3D Reuse in PLM for Conceptual Ship Design Details

 
 


Participation in the November "Basics of PLM" Online Course
 
The Geneva PLM Institute announced that the November 2017 session of the course will start on Monday 6 November 2017 and will run until Friday 5 January 2018.

 
This Cloud-based course, available anywhere, available 24/7, gives an introduction to PLM from a multidisciplinary business perspective. It aims to help people participate more fully in a company's PLM Initiative and other PLM activities. 
 

Thoughts from PI PLMx
by Scott Cleveland
 
Last week, I attended the PI PLMx conference in Fort Worth. I hosted a workshop on gathering requirements.

While attending many of the sessions, I saw that companies are facing the same problems that they have been for years. They have information in multiple systems that don't necessarily talk to each other. Finding the information is difficult and moving the information into the systems that need it is difficult.

It's common for companies to have multiple PLM software implementations and/or PDM software as well. That is just in engineering. Beyond engineering, companies have manufacturing software like ERP and a multitude of other software systems for other departments.

Few of these systems are integrated. If you purchase a suite, their functionality tends to be lacking.

Taking a process view should help companies understand where their information is located and where it needs to be.

At the 50,000 foot level, companies are a collection of processes that support their 'quote to collect' process. 

 
When companies document their processes, they need to identify the tasks that need to be performed. Who will perform those tasks? What systems contain the information needed to start a task? Where will they store the results of their activities? And, what tasks are next.

All of a company's systems don't need to be integrated. They may just need to fetch a piece of data from some system(s) and then, as a result of a completed activity, write [publish] a piece of data to a system(s).

Documenting a company's procedures should help uncover what information needs to be where, and when it needs to be there.

The benefit of PLM software is to make sure that the right information gets to the right person [system] at the right time.

Contact me if you would like to explore this further .... 

  

 

Scott Cleveland can be contacted on +1 408-464-6387


Wait or Act on PLM
by Scott Cleveland
 
Many companies are thinking about PLM. Fewer are acting on these thoughts than those that are waiting.

Waiting
Companies that are waiting on PLM are thinking about their problems that are costing them money each and every month. They are investigating their options. They are learning about PLM - what it can and can't do. They are going through whatever their internal procedures require to develop a purchase request. They would like to make an educated decision.

All of these delays cost money every month.

Acting
Companies that act quickly achieve many benefits. They begin by limiting their scope to a pilot. This keeps the cost down.

 
Implementing a pilot will provide the necessary education needed to make an educated decision. Companies will learn through experience what works and what doesn't. As they work through the pilot phase, they learn what improvements are needed with the chosen software. If they happen to choose the right software, they'll be well along in their project. If the chosen software isn't the right choice, they'll be well prepared to make the right selection moving forward. The end result of this approach is to arrive at a solution that will eliminate the problems that are costing the company money each month much sooner than waiting.

Benefits of PLM
The cost of PLM software is easy to justify - I can provide an ROI calculator.

Contact me if you would like to explore this further ....

Scott Cleveland can be contacted on +1 408-464-6387

 

 

                                                    

 

PLM News

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Corporate

Dassault Systemes announced a definitive agreement to acquire its partner No Magic, Incorporated. Details 

Financial

ANSYS, Inc. reported third quarter 2017 GAAP revenue of $275.6 million. Details

Dassault Systemes announced IFRS unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Q3 Total Revenue was € 751.4 million. Details

IGE+XAO Group announced consolidated accounts for 2016/2017. Revenues were 29,439,230 euros. Details

Lectra announced unaudited consolidated financial statements for the third quarter of 2017. Revenues were € 67.2 million. Details

Open Text Corp. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended September 30, 2017. Revenue was $641 million. Details

PTC reported financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. Q4 FY'17 GAAP revenue was $306 million. FY'17 GAAP revenue was $1,164 million. Details

3D Systems Corp. announced third quarter 2017 revenue of $152.9 million. Details

 

People

Lectra announced that Ross McInnes joined Lectra's Board of Directors. Details 

Implementations

Centric Software, Inc announced that two business units of Fung Retailing Group selected Centric Software to provide their product lifecycle management (PLM) solution. Details

Centric Software, Inc announced that Bellerose selected Centric Software's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Details


Centric Software, Inc announced that UR selected Centric Software to provide its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Details 

Developments

CONTACT Software announced a Python API for the Production Performance Management Protocol (PPMP). Details

Granta Design announced new versions of software components that integrate its GRANTA MI materials information management system with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems. Details

Propel announced Specification Management & Compliance. Details

 

Relationships

Arena Solutions announced the integration of Arena with Paradata's BOM Advantage. Details

Gerber Technology announced a partnership with Fashion Enter/FashionCapital, London. Details

OpenBOM announced that its OpenBOM software has connectivity with the SAP Business ByDesign solution. Details

 

Other

Aras announced the results of a PLM Benchmark Survey for Enterprise Organizations. Details

CONTACT Software announced that it supports the B-Human project. Details

Omnify Software announced the winners of the 2017 Customer Recognition Awards presented during Omnify's 2017 Global PLM Customer Conference. Details

Omnify Software announced that it was shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 UK Logistics & Supply Chain Excellence Awards. Details

Sopheon announced the award of European funding for innovative research in the framework of the EUREKA/ITEA research program alongside a consortium of project partners. The funding is for two different projects, Medolution and PARTNER. Details

 

 

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