A healthy PLM system means more than the software running error-free. It also means it’s successful—deployed well, integrated well, and meeting your goals. Most manufacturers don’t hesitate to measure product features, functions, and capabilities against your original product blueprint, but fewer apply the same analysis to operational progress, even though your enterprise systems are also a significant investment.
PLM Health Check
To evaluate PLM success, manufacturers should evaluate all aspects of system health. That starts with if the software, network, and integrations are running correctly and if not, what needs to be done to get there. From there, you should examine your original goals for the PLM system and determine if those are still valid or if they have changed. Then you need to understand how your organization measures success and if your current state has reached it yet. In the event of gaps, you should then plan how to close them, in what timeframe, and what success will look like.
A PLM Health Check involves analyzing three PLM system views: your goals for PLM, the current state of your system—infrastructure, usage, processes, practices, and adoption—and PLM best practices. Self-analysis and introspection isn’t always an easy process for organizations, from the standpoint of perspective and resources to apply to the problem. Involving an outside team with deep industry knowledge can help you identify areas of exposure, gaps in functionality, and potential areas for improvement.
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