What is PLM software anyway? You probably know it’s “Product Lifecycle Management” but beyond that most definitions get weak. At best they’re circular. We ponder that question in a tongue-in-cheek way before transitioning into an insightful interview between Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and “KJ” Carlson of Club W. KJ shares some unique perspectives and uses of PLM across departments as diverse as Compliance, Finance, and Legal and into the supply chain tool. His experience can help others find news ways to get value out of PLM beyond managing CAD data. As Jim says, “it’s not your grandfather’s PLM.”
PLM411 brings you straight talk about how manufacturers can accelerate product innovation and product development with PLM.
Prior Episode: Does ingesting a three letter acronym like ERP, CRM, or PLM improve business? Of course not. But implementing the right combination of enterprise software can improve manufacturing business performance. Enjoy our spoof on software acronyms and then listen to a more sincere discussion between Gavin Davidson of NetSuite and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown.
Next Episode: We take a silly look at solving the problem of fragmented product data and processes with a mythical integration product called FlōSēl. Then we get down to business with Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown and CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinski discussing the reasons people customize their PLM systems, the potential downfalls of doing it, and the changing customization / configuration scenario given recent software architecture changes like web services and the Cloud.