CPDA is pleased to invite you to join us for PLM Road Map 2006, to be held on September 27 & 28 at The Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan.
Over the past year the industry has experienced several significant developments. Of particular note is the way in which accelerated innovation and intensifying global competition is driving our top functional experts ever deeper into their specializations. Nearly a decade ago the 12-Fold Way hammered home the critical need for consistent information architecture to define shareable representations for decision making that bridge and integrate across disciplines. Applying a unified product information framework supports the syntactic and semantic interoperability needed for the sharing of design knowledge that must replace the locally optimized views of product data that currently prevail.
At PLM Road Map 2006 you will find out what is really important in PLM today. Things like: the challenges driving the transformation to lean product development; the benefits that can be derived from cross-functional collaboration with a Design/Simulation framework; the challenges mechatronics faces in integrating software, electronics, and mechanical domains; the cultural and organizational barriers to knowledge reuse; how reference frameworks like FERA and VCOR are driving a common understanding across silos to optimize results that span the entire product lifecycle; and how design and manufacturing can be coordinated by mapping relationships between functions and BOM components.
By joining us for PLM Road Map 2006 you will gain insight into what impacts you and your organization from our expert group of keynote speakers, who include: Robert Trecapelli, Ford Motor Company; John L. Givens, Jr., General Motors Powertrain; Russ Daniels, Hewlett-Packard; George Race, Honeywell Aerospace; Tom Lange, Procter & Gamble; and Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker, University of Michigan.
In addition to these keynote presentations, four break-out sessions will include presentations covering the following areas of interest: standard global IT architectures; knowledge engineering; process standardization for continuous improvement; requirements management to optimize critical parameters; mechatronics; simulation-driven design with abstract models; reuse and product platform strategies; PLM reconciliation across domains; eBOM/mBOM synchronization to drive modularity; and more.
To find out more about PLM Road Map 2006 visit the
CPDA web site or contact a member of the conference team at
Email Contact. To Register for this event on-line go to
http://www.cpd-associates.com/index.cfm?content=include_conference06.cfm&subcontent=register or call the PLM Road Map Hotline at 800-573-4756.
The CPDA team looks forward to meeting you in Dearborn in September.