observation This strange title came to my mind when I made an overview of my PLM posts in this blog so far. As I am working in the PLM space already for many years, I noticed by reviewing the topics below, that progress in PLM is slow. Yes, technology changes every 5 years, business models can change due to that, but most of the underlying concepts haven’t changed much.

At the implementation level, especially in traditional manufacturing companies, you notice a slow progress, although closely related to PLM, I believe 3D CAD has become a common practice, which could be one of the drivers for further change towards more PLM.

And this brought me to the Echternach procession, which currently is a dancing procession, where the pilgrims dance slowly to the church ( 1 mile / 1.6 km – dancing from left to right). In the Netherlands, we learned in primary school, that in the past the pilgrims made three steps forward and then two steps backward, which became an expression for a slow forward moving process in our idiom.

And if you look back to the topics overview underneath the movie , you see PLM adaptation is a slow process in the mid-market, still a way to go – perhaps dancing like the pilgrims this year ?



PLM and ERP – the culture change , continued, conclusion

Connecting PLM and ERP , continued

Can ERP vendors do PLM ?


PLM and change

PLM for the SMB – a process of culture change

Culture Change in a mid-sized company a management responsibility

The gap between mid-market companies and PLM – 15 year ?

What not to do in a bottom-up PLM implementation approach

Implementing PLM requires a vision

What if SMB as vision for PLM and PLM vendors do not understand it

Can Chaos become order through PLM

What have PLM and Capitalism in common ?

Some users do not like the single version of the truth

PLM concepts

Where is the MBOM ?

Working file based in the supply chain – manager have two options (actually one)


Where does PLM start beyond document management ?


5 reasons not to implement PLM

1. PLM is too costly

2. PLM implementations take too long

3. We already have an ERP system

4. Isn’t PLM the same as CAD data management ?

5. We are too busy

To PLM or not to PLM – start measuring

Measuring the concept phase

Measuring the planning phase

Measuring the development phase

Free PLM software does not help companies

PLM On Demand

Where is my PLM Return On Investment

A PLM success story with ROI

Who decides for PLM in a mid-market company ? continued academic conclusion

Economical crisis and PLM – Yes we can