The question of the PLM adoption is always raising interest. One of the most important question people are asking in the context of PLM is about PLM software adoption level. I found an interesting article by TEC – Too Hard To Adopt PLM? Find Ways To Make it Easier!.
I specially liked the following piece:
The life cycle perspective has made PLM a complicated system with so many functionality modules that perhaps no single organization has ever implemented all of them. It is true that the full potential of PLM can’t be achieved unless you can manage the entire life cycle of a product. However, to early adopters, I think the 80-20 rule might be applicable here—the crucial 20 percent of the PLM functionality may bring you 80 percent of the benefits of adopting PLM and help secure the bottom line of your business. The remaining 80 percent of functionality delivers 20 percent of the benefits and helps differentiate excellent companies from the rest.
What is my take? I think, scoping of the PLM project is very important. Therefore, I don’t like large and expensive PLM implementation. I see an advantage to implement it in another way. Think about separation of your PLM project into small independent and sequential pieces. Make sense to me…