Tips for PLM Implementation Success

After gathering your requirements, here are some tips for your PLM implementation. All of the successful PLM implementations that I have been involved with have had the following in common… They started with a vision for their solution. If the world were perfect, what would your solution look like? They found a champion to lead…

Writing PLM Requirements

You have arrived here because you have a problem or problems that you would like to address. Your requirements document should describe the problem[s] in detail including the cost to your company in both time and money.  It should explain your vision for a solution and describe how the solution addresses the problem[s]. Explain why…

Gathering PLM Requirements

What is a PLM requirements document and why is it a good idea to write one? A Requirements Document A PLM requirements document explains why PLM software is needed. Requirements are statements of what a PLM solution should do rather than how it should do it.  It should be void of technical details but at…

PI PLM Conference

PI is a CIO-led learning community for manufacturers. Their mission is to provide the CIO, their executive team, as well as future talent, with the network and peer-led knowledge to respond to opportunities and threats in an information-centric World. 16-17 October 2017 | Fort Worth, Texas – The Worthington Renaissance Over the past 6 years, the…

Risk Management

Risk management isn’t just about [ISO9001-2015] quality, accidents, law suits, etc. For many Houston companies, Hurricane Harvey was just piling on.  Not only do they have to deal with flood damage, they have to deal with oil prices around $50 a barrel.  If you are in management at one of these companies, your top priority…

Risk Management

Having survived Hurricane Harvey, I have more thoughts on risk management.  I have said this before; even cities like the City of Houston must deal with risk management. Houston has a history of floods.  I am sure that they have come up with rainfall number to plan for.  I don’t know what that number is,…

ISO 9001 – Process Management

The objective of ISO9001 compliance is quality.  It requires that you have a quality manual that documents the procedures that govern your company’s business. With the focus on quality, companies are continually looking for ways to improve. When you have finished writing your quality manual, I strongly recommend going back through it and reviewing the…