Let's Make PLM Approachable and Practical
Practical PLM is a collection of resources focused on helping companies realize the promise of PLM through practical advice and results-oriented conversations with practitioners and leaders in the industry. Resources include a monthly newsletter, webinar series, blog and community portal. Practical PLM is hosted by The vdR Group Inc. and their industry partners who have been at the forefront of PLM and PDM for nearly 30 years.
Practical PLM reflects a desire to share the collective knowledge and expertise accumulated over the years, moreover, we believe that Practical PLM can support continued understanding in this fast-changing space through conversation with the day-to-day end users, the technologist and the companies that are shaping the future of PLM.
Explore the best practices, technologies and people that are helping companies realize the promise of PLM
Some of the common themes addressed include the importance of “processes” that are used to treat bills of materials, configurations, change management, quality and so on. These processes represent critical intellectual property that contribute to your company’s growth and profitability. PLM is the glue that can capture these processes and help companies connect part/product data, create repeatable processes and ultimately provide improved decision making insights.
Practical PLM is not a monologue, rather, it is a dialogue with industry thought leaders and everyday users
Practical PLM will also dispel common misconceptions about PLM that have limited its adoption. This includes PLM’s application beyond engineering change which can extend value into the enterprise and also dispel the idea that large upfront investments are required to find value.
Practical PLM Host and Editors
Host - Martin van der Roest has nearly 3 decades of experience in the systems and software development business. A majority of this time has been spent in the product lifecycle management(PLM) space with a specific focus on solutions for engineering and manufacturing organizations.
Chief Editor - Richard W. Bourke's experience spans consulting, education and training for ERP, Configurator and PLM systems. His past clients were mostly discrete manufacturing companies in ETO/ATO markets – both commercial and aerospace/defense ranging from small private firms to Fortune 500. He shares his experiences as a Contributor to Engineering.com.
Editor - Louis Salgado has near 30 years of experience in the CAD, AEC, ECM and PLM industries and has deep experience designing and implementing solutions for the engineering and manufacturing sectors.