PLM Green Global Alliance

Who are we and what is our Mission?

The PLM Green Global Alliance (PGGA) is an international community of professionals who work with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and are collaborating to help create a more sustainable low carbon circular economy.

The mission of the PLM Green Global Alliance is to develop a global network and foster a coalition between professionals and students who use, develop, teach, research, market, or support Product Lifecycle Management enabling strategies, technologies and 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.

Climate scientists and policy experts warn that we have ten years left, basically the rest of this decade as illustrated in the countdown clock, to slow then reverse GHG emissions to become a more sustainable economy. After that, a series of irreversible tipping points may be breached.

This decade, this year, now and not some point in the future, is the time to take action in big and small ways alike. Our profession is uniquely qualified to participate in and accelerate the rapid transformation of industries and decarbonization of economies that will be required.

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 to (when necessary) climate change, which then contributes to sustainability.

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

Who are Members of the Alliance?

The PGGA is an non-commercial international group and as such there is no cost to participate. Our only requirement is that you have a sincere professional or personal interest in the intersection of PLM and 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 250 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.

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), Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA),  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, an educational offering of PLM Alliances LLC.)

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 can be used to:

  • make products and processes more energy efficient and sustainable
  • find and develop new sources of renewable green energy
  • decarbonize entire industries and economies
  • store and transmit alternative energy supplies
  • reduce or sequester human-generated 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
  • support and accelerate the transformation to a circular economy
  • minimize and mitigate the damage to infrastructures from global warming
  • monitor a warming planet, changing weather patterns, and impact of climate change
  • enhance the resiliency and sustainability of industries, 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 ResourcesSend 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 very much welcome the contribution of your ideas, experience, topics, and help by contacting our founders Richard McFall in North America at richard@plmgreenalliance.com or Jos Voskuil in Europe at tacit@planet.nl. Or visit the PLM Green Conversation and Collaboration website page for specific opportunities to participate and contribute.

Regards – Mit freundlichen Grüßen – בברכה – Cordiali Saluti – नमस्ते – Namaste – Cordialement – 敬具- Saludos – Saudações – 好日子 – Met vriendelijke groet

PLM Green Resources Old

Coming soon to this new PLM Green Alliance website page will be a collection of useful resources and technical references on the contributions of PLM-enabling technologies and software solutions in Renewable Energy, Greener Products, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Climate Change, Zero Carbon, and much more.

These references can include: white papers, articles, glossary definitions, journal publications, blog posts, webinars, newsletters, presentations, recorded videos, conferences, and profiles of consulting service and software providers working in this space.

Send us your suggestions, along with a link to the source, to be included to info@plmgreenalliance.com. In addition to the below submissions you can find other resources referenced in the feed of our PLM Green LinkedIn Group we invite you to join.

The Exponential Roadmap initiative at https://exponentialroadmap.org/ has released a report on 36 solutions to halve global emissions 2030 at https://exponentialroadmap.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ExponentialRoadmap_1.5_20190919_Single-Pages.pdf .

The first reference that has been submitted is a whitepaper from Keith Hanna, Vice President of Marketing at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, on “You Can Save The Planet With Design and Engineering Simulation”.

You can save the planet with design & engineering simulation