Shifts in Industry to Be Discussed at PLM Road Map 2012
August 14, 2012
One of the most attended annual product lifecycle management (PLM) conferences is CIMData’s PLM Road Map. The 2012 PLM Road Map will be featuring Head of Operations for the EADS PLM Harmonization Center, Tristan Gegaden, as the keynote speaker according to the MCAD Café article, “Tristan Gegaden, Head of Operations for the EADS PLM Harmonization Center to Keynote at CIMdata’s PLM Road Map™ 2012”.
It is predicted that Gegaden will be discussing the current PLM culture of global enterprises which is described in the article as:
“While looking for new areas of productivity, competitiveness, and innovation, EADS—the European Aeronautic Defense & Space Company—identified in early 2007 the need to raise PLM to the strategic level of the Group. This change in emphasis was necessary both to avoid any industrial disaster and to accelerate adoption of the new paradigm of increasing collaboration between dispersed engineering, manufacturing, and services locations. From that point forward PLM has been regarded as a strategic asset for EADS, an asset that is firmly rooted at the core of a lean industrial system.”
This new paradigm that is increasingly being recognized by PLM providers is also bringing the focus of PLM back to data management. New data management solutions are being developed by established leaders such as CIMData and newcomers like Inforbix which describes its solutions as “Inforbix apps are integrated cloud solutions for manufacturing companies that tackle everyday tasks such as finding, reusing, and sharing product data without the overhead of traditional data management systems.”
We look for PLM Road Map 2012 to be an exciting conference with many hot topics covered.
Catherine Lamsfuss, August 14, 2012