One of the conferences that I’m trying not to miss in my calendar of PLM and related events is the Institute of Process Excellence event. If you’re not familiar with IpX, check it now. Formerly known as CM2, IpX is best known for our founding CM2 (CMII) certification program initiated in 1986. Today, CM2 remains the global industry standard for enterprise change and configuration management. We take pride in facilitating positive lasting transformation.
In the past, I’ve been privileged to be invited to ConX17 and ConX18. Check my blog articles and decks – Digital Transformation and PLM paradigm shift and ConX18 – Digital Thread and PLM for the great multitude of manufacturers.
This year, the event will take place in August in a beautiful San-Diego, California. Check more about the event here (https://ipxhq.com/conx19). Check it for a list of speakers and partners.
ConX19 brings together cross-industry attendees and partners who share the same goal of achieving sustainable transformation and improvement across the spectrum of people, process, technology, and data.
ConX19 will include two and a half days of amazing speakers, breakout discussions and workshops focused on best practices within the realm of Industry 4.0. Speakers will present lessons learned with combining CM2, lean principles, and agile methodologies to achieve maximized business value. Hear from leaders in AI/AR, PLM, ERP, MES, QMS, and CLM solutions.
The topic I’m going to talk about this year at ConX19 is Digital Lifecycle. I can see this is a way to transform PLM from a single database driven system known by industry for the last 25 years into a new network platform. Check some of my blogs such as From PLM to Digital Lifecycle and Manufacturing Web and the Future of Lifecycle. Digitally connected manufacturing companies create what I call a network of making things.
I will be blogging more about what is a difference between traditional single-database centric PLM and Network platform. Stay tuned.
What is my conclusion? For a very long time, PLM was using a paradigm of a single version of truth or databases to emphasize the way data and processes need to be organized to control product development and manufacturing. While this is still a very important objective, modern manufacturing is demanding new ways of work. Product complexity, global markets, and competition create the need and opportunity to connecting manufacturing companies in the network of making things. Just my thoughts…
Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud-based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups, and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased.