The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center of Excellence recently hosted its biannual meeting with industry and academic leaders in the field. Participants discussed the state of PLM from theoretical and applied technology viewpoints.
The meeting was held at the Indiana Manufacturing Institute, home to the PLM Center at Purdue University, which is led by Nathan Hartman, Dauch Family Endowed Professor for Advanced Manufacturing.
They covered a variety of topics, including:
- Customer-centric PLM
- PLM data in business decision-making
- Digital thread and digital twin
- Industrial internet of things (IIoT) and big data analytics to capture value in PLM
- Manufacturing data in PLM for decision making
- Next generation PLM
The event was covered by Dora Smith, community manager for Siemens PLM Community, for the company’s website. “It was clear that advanced manufacturing is alive and kicking in Indiana and industry is collaborating closely with academia to ensure a skilled future workforce,” she writes.