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Best Practice Benchmarks

From nearly twenty years of research, PLM Capability Maturity Assessments, and PLM Best Practice Benchmarking, we have developed a substantial library of PLM Best Practices, PLM Benchmarks and PLM Capability Maturity Models to enable our clients drive to best in class. Our library can be exploited to:

  1. Enable a more comprehensive analysis & comparison of your Product Lifecycle processes and tools
  2. Establish a more highly refined of improvement objectives - set new targets for design
  3. Establish a measurable ROI for improvement
  4. Optimize your selection of PDM or PLM and enabling applications            
  5. Establish a refined set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) across your product lifecycle to ensure your ability to effectively measure your performances and drive ongoing improvements

Best Practice Libraries

New Product Development:

  1. Proposal Management
  2. Requirements & Specification Management
  3. Stage Gate Process Management and Analytics & Metrics
    • Engineering & Prototype Validation
    • Integrated Product Design & Validation
    • Production Validation
    • Product Launch
    • Sustaining Engineering
    • End of Life
  4. Program Management and Project Execution
  5. Project Governance & Decision Making
  6. Customer & Supplier Management & Collaboration
  7. Collaborative Product Development
  8. New Product Introduction Strategy, Planning, and Execution
  9. Product Data Management
  10. Product Development Maturity Assessment
  11. Configurable Product Development Organization/Infrastructure
  12. IP Management
Product Lifecycle Management:
  1. Part Management & Component Reuse
  2. Design Reuse
  3. BoM Management (As-Designed, As Built, As-...)
  4. Document Management
  5. Environmental & Regulatory Compliance Management
  6. Engineering Change Management
  7. Rules-based Design
  8. MCAD Data Management
  9. ECAD Data Management
  10. Customer Collaboration & Management
  11. Supplier Collaboration & Management
  1. Global Sourcing Stage Gate Management
    • Commodity Classification & Requirements
    • Supplier Evaluation & Approval
    • Supplier Validation & Implementation
    • Supplier Relationship Management
  2. Corrective Action Tracking & Management