This page contains the collection of blog posts from 2021 exploring the concepts of moving to a model-based and connected approach for PLM.
During the exploration, it became clear that there is a lot of dependencies on new technology concepts and that the TLA PLM for Product Lifecycle Management is a little outdated – will the future be SLM (System Lifecycle Management or Solution Lifecycle Management)

The road to model-based and connected PLM (part 1)

A bit of history taking the reader through the drawing-centric approach toward the item-centric approach. It has been a technology shift but basically, it has not created new ways of working. We kept on working in a linear manner, optimized per discipline. For frequent readers of my blog, I call this the coordinated approach.

The road to model-based and connected PLM (part 2)

In this post, I have been discussing the upcome and introduction of platforms, a way to connect all stakeholders in almost real-time. Five platforms were discussed: The ERP platform, the MES platform, the CRM platform, the IoT platform and relevant for the PLM domain, the PIP (Product Innovation Platform)

To road to model-based and connected PLM (part 3)

This post is the central post of this series, discussing first what do I mean by data-driven and next, I end up with seven statements, grouped as What does data-driven imply? The follow-up posts are every time zooming in on one of these aspects.

To road to model-based and connected PLM (part 4)

This post zooms in on the statement: Data-driven does not imply, there needs to be a single environment, a single database that contains all information. As I mentioned in my previous post, it will be about managing connected datasets federated. It is not anymore about owned the data; it is about access to reliable data.

To road to model-based and connected PLM (part 5)

This post zooms in on the statement: Data-driven does not mean we do not need any documents anymore. Read electronic files for documents. Likely, document sets will still be the interface to non-connected entities, suppliers, and regulatory bodies. These document sets can be considered a configuration baseline. In addition, briefly discussing the need for SysLM or SLM as we are dealing more and more with systems.

To road to model-based and connected PLM (part 6)

In this quite abstract post we zoom in on the dataset as part of the statement: Data-driven means that we need to manage data in a much more granular manner. We have to look different at data ownership. It becomes more about data accountability per role as the data can be used and consumed throughout the product lifecycle