PLM Green Global Alliance

Who are we and what is our Mission?

The mission of the new PLM Green Global Alliance (PGGA) is to create a global connection and community between professionals who use, develop, market, or support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and related software solutions that have value in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change due to human-generated greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

What is our Motivation?

We are motivated by the opportunities and challenges to create a sustainable circular economy and green future for our industries, communities, nations, and all life forms on the planet Earth that depend on healthy ecosystems.

What are our Goals?

We seek to educate, advocate, and collaborate for greater recognition of the role and value of PLM technologies to help assess, reduce, mitigate, and adapt (when necessary) to the effects of climate change that contribute to sustainability.

There are many examples of how PLM-related technologies are doing just that, but very few focused platforms and forums where professional resources and application case studies can be collected, shared, discussed, and promoted for the common good.

Who are Members of the Alliance?

The PGGA is a non-commercial organization and as such there is no cost to participate. Our only requirement is that you have a sincere professional interest in the intersection of PLM and one of our theme topics. These themes currently include: Climate Change, Sustainability, Green Energy, Circular Economy and Industry 4.0. If you do, we invite you join our recently formed PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group where we now have over 200 members from around the world.

Please note that this group is not a forum which will study or debate the environmental sciences of carbon emissions, global warming, or climate change. That function is already covered by many respectable science-based global organizations. These climate experts have concluded that human-generated climate change due to greenhouse gas emissions is happening now and its effects are already becoming severe and may become irreversible as well all devastating if current trends are not arrested.

What PLM Enabling Technologies are Relevant?

Members of our informal alliance are invited to share and collaborate across a global community of professionals working with PLM-related technologies that can help transform our economies to be more energy efficient, carbon neutral, and sustainable.

PLM Market Segments

These technologies include but are not limited to: Product Data Management (PDM), Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Simulation & Analysis (SA), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Digital Twins (DT), Digital Manufacturing (DMfg), Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing (AM/3DP), Product Portfolio Management (PPM), Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Visualization (Viz), Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), Multi-Physics Simulation (MPS), Product Cost Management (PCM), Architectural Engineering Construction/Building Information Management (AEC/BIM), Service Lifecycle Management (SLM), Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM), Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), High Performance Computing (HPC) and Enterprise Collaboration & Innovation Management (ECIM).

(For descriptions and additional information about these underlying technologies please visit the PLM Atlas website, a free offering of PLM Alliances.)

What are Example Applications?

In the PLM Green Global Alliance we invite working professionals, users, researchers, teachers, students, developers, marketers, and followers of these application domains to share example case studies and thought leadership of how PLM-enabling technologies have been used to:

  • make products and processes more efficient and sustainable
  • find and develop new sources of renewable green energy
  • store and transmit alternative energy supplies
  • reduce or sequester human-made carbon emissions
  • capture naturally produced greenhouse and methane gasses
  • pioneer and deploy green manufacturing processes
  • design products and their lifecycles to be environmentally friendly
  • simulate and test global geoengineering technologies as solutions
  • recycle, reuse, or repurpose assets, materials, and natural resources
  • monitor a warming planet, changing weather patterns, and impact of climate change
  • enhance the resiliency and sustainability of infrastructures, communities and economies

Our group has selected overarching “PLM Green Themes” along with sub-topics which we will use to help us prioritize our coverage of application examples.

What’s Next?

In 2021 we will be researching, collecting, discussing, and sharing examples of the above applications along with thought leadership blogs, white papers, success stories, and other useful resources submitted to us from around the globe. Look for these soon on PLM Green Examples and PLM Green Resources. Send us your examples with a link to reference and credit to info@plmgreenalliance.org.

Participate in our discussion by joining the newly-formed PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12304531/. Register to receive our news by entering your email on the top right of any page on this website.

We welcome the contribution your ideas, experience, suggested topics, and help by contacting our founders Rich McFall in North America at rich@plmalliances.com or Jos Voskuil in Europe at tacit@planet.nl.