Closing the Product Lifecycle Management Value Gap for the High Technology Industry

This free educational webinar is focused on how to gain the maximum product lifecycle management implementation value

Ann Arbor, Mich.Oct. 31, 2014CIMdata, Inc., the global product lifecycle management (PLM) strategic management consulting and research firm, announced an upcoming free educational webinar, Not Getting the Most out of PLM? How to Close the Value Gap. The webinar will take place on December 3 at 11 a.m. (EST). Attendees will find out which key questions to ask in order to help them understand why corporate PLM strategies stall, and where to look for ways to get a PLM initiative back on track towards yielding true business value.

The webinar will be presented by Laila Hirr, senior consultant and high technology electronics practice manager with CIMdata. “We know that a substantial number of high tech companies are facing end of life of their first- or second-generation product design management (PDM)/PLM systems, yet are marginally convinced that the initial benefits had ever been achieved,” said Hirr. “Executives are searching for a reason to have confidence that a next-generation PLM system will have real benefits. This upcoming webinar is the first of several planned by CIMdata that will specifically target the high tech industry and should not be missed.”

Laila Hirr has nearly 25 years of experience in the PLM industry providing roadmaps, conducting solution provider-neutral enterprise evaluations and selections, with a special emphasis on the business interfaces between engineering, manufacturing, services and supply chain participants. She is the long-time author of the PLMsavvy blog, which provides insights around topics that are commonly encountered in PLM initiatives.

The webinar will be an hour long and will cover the following topics: the position of high tech companies relative to PLM; the implementation, technology and vision of PLM for high tech; the drivers and barriers for high tech companies tied to PLM; course correction solutions for high tech companies; and CIMdata’s 2015 strategy for leading PLM transformation for the high tech industry.

Attendees will learn more about:

  • Common issues with PLM that are faced by the high tech electronics industry.
  • What can be done to get more out of existing PLM implementations.
  • The state of the PLM industry relative to the needs of the high tech industry.
  • Valuable strategies for making PLM implementations more successful.
  • What can be done in partnership with CIMdata to shape the future of PLM for high ech and empower high tech businesses for change.

This webinar is suited for PLM users, team leaders and members, engineering managers, and anyone interested in learning more about PLM and how it relates to high tech. During the webinar, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.