Spring 2017 PLM Meeting

2017 Spring Meeting

April 11th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Indiana Manufacturing Institute

Using Standards and Best Practices to Drive Business Value

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Meeting Theme

Nathan Hartman – Professor, Computer Graphics Technology and PLM Center Director

8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Driving Business Value with Digital Product Development in the Digital Enterprise

Dipen Parikh – Principal, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Speed to Value: Driving PLM Strategy to Execution

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Craig Brown – Global PLM Leader, General Motors

9:45 – 10:15 a.m.

Break & Networking

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Panel Session

Best Practices for PLM Implementation and Strategy: Motivation, Metrics, and Methods

Deploying PLM methods and tools often involves changing the manner in which current business processes are completed and tools are used. A key concern tends to center on customizing the PLM tools or changing business processes as part of the implementation. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of each approach, as well as the motivation and metrics that accompany those decisions.

Moderator: Nathan Hartman – Professor, Computer Graphics Technology and PLM Center Director

Craig Brown – Global PLM Leader, General Motors

John MacKrell – Vice President, CIMData

Brian Meeker – Principal, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

COTS vs. Custom – The Continuous Struggle

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Laxmi Sivashankar – Senior Manage, Global Process, Methods, Tools and Information & Systems Engineering, Ford Motor Company

As a big OEM, there are constant pressures to buy software vs. make it in-house. We also have competing needs on keeping business processes proprietary to us, leading us to keep building software in-house. Some of the rationale is around competitive advantage and other reasons include specific business processes that may not make sense to the software provider to include in their COTS solution. With the competing needs, it is easy to fall into one camp or the other resulting in sub-optimal solution set. What are the principles to use that will enable us to fully leverage the solution set from the PLM providers and upgrade in to the latest versions in a timely manner without losing the ability to incorporate our specific business processes?

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Guest Presentation

PLM Best Practices Drive Value

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John MacKrell – Vice President, CIMdata

Employing best practices helps organizations achieve business value from their PLM strategies. Examples of current PLM best practices will be described along with how these impact organizations’ processes. Benefits that accrue from implementing PLM strategies properly will also be presented.

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Best Practices Sessions

Each session will begin a dialogue designed to capture input on the selected topics. The sessions will begin with framing statements by industry and faculty leads, followed by structured dialogue with session participants.

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Track 1: Usability and Business Value of PLM tools

The usability and business value of PLM tools are critical areas of interest when making decisions to procure or upgrade PLM applications. And while use cases can vary between industry sectors and companies, there are common, best practices that should be followed - and that can be shared - by all PLM practitioners to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their PLM infrastructure.  This session will

Industry Lead: Laxmi Sivashankar Global PMTI & SE Manager, Ford Motor Company

Faculty Lead:

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Track 2: Custom versus Commercial PLM applications

This session will explore the pros and cons of custom versus commercial PLM applications with a focus on identifying criteria used when making decisions, unanticipated issues, and defining scenarios where preference should be given to customer or commercial applications.

Industry Lead:

Faculty Lead:

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Compile and Present Findings on the Tracks

Nathan Hartman – Professor, Computer Graphics Technology and PLM Center Director

4:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Summary, Next Steps, and Closing

Nathan Hartman – Professor, Computer Graphics Technology and PLM Center Director

 
 
 

 

Abstracts:

Driving Business Value with Digital Product Development in the Digital Enterprise

As companies move from exploring digital to being digital, they are profoundly changing the nature of their business – the customers they serve and how they serve them, the products they offer, the processes to develop them and the services to support them, and the very way that they define and measure success. PLM solutions play a critical role in such transformations by providing the platform for digital enablement of the end-to-end product value chain. However, in order for companies to realize the enhanced value of PLM, they need to transform their traditional PLM roadmap with capabilities that drive true digital transformation across the product lifecycle.

This presentation will focus on how “smart” product data models, advanced technologies and agile innovation can significantly improve the velocity, cost and quality of product development, sourcing, manufacturing and customer service. In addition, we will discuss the role of PLM and the digital product models in the connected products eco-system in order to enhance customer experience. The presentation will show how Deloitte is helping clients navigate the many challenges and risks of transforming to a Digital Enterprise to unlock the value drivers of revenue growth, operating margin and customer experience.  We will share leading practices and case studies of clients who have made the shift to transform their businesses.

Speed to Value: Driving PLM Strategy to Execution

Speed to value is about optimizing and delivering strategic programs across the entire PLM lifecycle such that the PLM portfolio will realize maximum value in the shortest amount of time.  Our approach aligns the key process disciplines for Project Portfolio Management and Program Delivery into one framework with elements of Agile for Software Development and Solution Delivery.  The combined approach enables rapid mobilization for program execution while ensuring benefits are maximized thru the prioritization, planning, and alignment of key business initiatives with solution releases.  Our approach is specifically designed for PLM portfolios containing Innovation, Product Development, and Digital Transformation Initiatives and it can scale to accommodate program and projects of any size or complexity.

 

Title: PLM Best Practices Drive Value

Presenter: John MacKrell, Vice President, CIMdata, Inc.

Employing best practices helps organizations achieve business value from their PLM strategies. Examples of current PLM best practices will be described along with how these impact organizations’ processes. Benefits that accrue from implementing PLM strategies properly will also be presented.