(PRWEB) February 18, 2014
Integware, an industry leader in PLM solutions, today announced that they have released a whitepaper that covers best practices for PLM project governance. The whitepaper is available for download now at the Integware website.
The whitepaper was co-authored by Graciella Byers, Director of PLM at Integware, and Greg Letendre, Integware’s Senior Solution Consultant.
The PLM consultants at Integware have found that PLM system implementations will not be successful unless proper governance guides the program/project, proper organizational support is put into place for the changes and supporting business processes are deployed.
“PLM implementation is extremely important, as it serves as the product-information backbone for companies and their other enterprises,” said a spokesperson from Integware. “The purpose of this document is to provide examples of governance structures that may be adopted for organizations implementing a PLM solution.”
The whitepaper contains several tables and charts that help to illustrate Integware’s PLM consulting principles.
“PLM training is a big part of what we do,” said the Integware spokesman. “We created this best practices whitepaper as a way to reach people just entering the PLM implementation process, and to help those who are struggling with implementing PLM properly. This guide clearly outlines a typical PLM implementation process, and describes all of the necessary roles and responsibilities that team members must take on. For anyone unfamiliar with PLM, that information can be invaluable.”
The PLM process traces its origins to AMC, who launched the coordinated effort between people, data, processes and business systems as a way to cut manufacturing costs and remain competitive in the mid-1980s. The process proved to be so effective, it was implemented throughout the entirety of Chrysler motors after they acquired AMC.
Some of the benefits of PLM include:
-Reduced time to market
-Increase full price sales
-Improved product quality and reliability
-Reduced prototyping costs
For more information on PLM implementation and consulting services, visit http://www.integware.com.
Integware is a company that is committed to doing what is right in the face of challenge and adversity. They are principled, trustworthy and continuously strive to improve themselves and their customer experience.
They help their clients overcome and transform their most pressing business challenges by accelerating innovation, reducing product development costs, maintaining compliance and driving strategic business development. Integware’s deep understanding of software, process and industry standards have helped them develop a rich set of best practices that are able to be leveraged across all industry segments.