Oxford, England. July 12, 2012
The interface between PLM and ERP is complex, dynamic, and fundamental to the performance of every manufacturing business. Companies worldwide have invested millions of dollars in software to make their interfaces work, but every solution is bespoke. The subject area in general is characterised by misconceptions, half-truths and proprietary solutions.
This is despite the fact that there is a vast amount of experience amongst users, vendors and consultancies about running PLM and ERP successfully. There are also some fundamental rules and logic which can always be applied, and that should be part of every PLM or ERP manager's toolset.
The PLM Interest Group aims to bring this knowledge and experience together and resolve the whole issue of PLM-ERP. The platform will be a short series of 3-day workshops that will give PLM and ERP specialists the chance to work together to formalise best practices and to generate a neutral, globally-applicable PLM-ERP Handbook.
The first Workshop is planned for mid-September. The exact dates and location will be set by those who would like to participate. More information is available on the PLMIG web site or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PLM Interest Group
The PLM Interest Group is the leading neutral industry group for PLM. It has developed the first ever PLM Governance Standard, together with a new generation of applied PLM material including the PLM Best Practice Library and the Path to PLM; and has previously run workshops that have produced the PLM Benchmarking Handbook; the PLM-SCM Guidebook; and the PLM Maturity Reference Manual.
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