PLM Green Themes

Our new PLM Green Alliance group has begun collaborating over web meetings to identify and select overarching PLM Green themes and sub-topics which we plan to research, share, discuss, and advocate. So far the following themes have been recommended.

The role, contribution, and value of PLM-enabling technologies (e.g. PLM, PDM, CAE, CM, 3DP, CAD, DT, HPC, MBSE, AR/VR, PPM, MDO, MPS, etc.) in addressing:

Theme 1  –  Climate Change

Theme 2  –  Sustainability

Theme 3  –  Green Energy

Theme 4  –  Circular Economy

Theme 5  –  Industry 4.0

Help us to identify additional themes and select topics within each theme by leaving a comment below, sending a note to info@plmgreenalliance.com or join our LinkedIn Group.

We also seek volunteers to help curate the collection of resources and moderate discussions in each of these themes and their subtopics.

Join us to make a difference on the most critical issues of our profession and generation!

PLM Green Global Alliance is Launched

June 2020 (United States, Netherlands, Norway) – The launch of and participation in a new international collaboration, the PLM Green Global Alliance (“PGGA”), has been announced by Richard McFall from PLM Alliances, Jos Voskuil from TacIT, Oleg Shilovitsky from Beyond PLM, and Bjorn Fidjeland from plmPartner.

The coalition was founded with the mission to create a global connection and community between professionals who use, develop, market, or support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and software solutions that have value in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change due to human-generated greenhouse gas emissions such that we create a more sustainable circular economy.

By using the PGGA as a platform of communication and collaboration, working PLM professionals, researchers, teachers, students, users, developers, and marketers are invited to share case study examples, best practices, and other resources illustrating how PLM technologies can be used to:

  • make products and processes more efficient
  • find and develop new sources of renewable energy
  • store and transmit alternative energy supplies
  • reduce or sequester human-made carbon emissions
  • capture naturally produced greenhouse gasses like methane
  • develop green manufacturing processes
  • recycle, reuse, and repurpose assets, materials, and natural resources
  • simulate and test global geoengineering strategies
  • monitor a warming planet and the impact of climate change
  • enhance the resiliency of infrastructures, communities, and economies

The PLM technologies which have a role in helping to combat climate change 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), Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), Multi-Physics Simulation (MPS), Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM), Configuration Management (CM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), High Performance Computing (HPC)  and Enterprise Collaboration and Innovation Management (ECIM).

PLM Green Global Alliance founder Rich McFall comments, “We face an urgent challenge to create a more sustainable and green future for our industries, economies, communities, and all life forms on our planet that depend on healthy interdependent ecosystems. In our informal alliance we seek to educate, advocate, and collaborate for greater recognition of the role of PLM to help assess, reduce, mitigate, and adapt to the effects of climate change now being experienced across the globe. There are many examples of how PLM-related technologies are doing just that, but few focused non-politicized platforms where resources and application case studies can be researched, shared, and promoted for the collective good. We plan to change that as our modest contribution.”

Participation in the PGGA is open and free to anyone with sincere interest in the intersection of PLM and Green topics such as Climate Change, Sustainability, Green Energy, Industry 4.0, and the Circular Economy. Participants are invited to become involved by following or joining the new PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group.

The alliance plans to launch a website early in 2020 to collect and share examples, thought leadership, white papers, and other useful resources submitted from around the globe as businesses, communities, and nations confront the emerging climate crisis and imperative to create a more sustainable circular economy.

Additional Information and Contacts

For additional information visit https://plmgreenalliance.com. In North America contact Rich McFall at rich@plmalliances.com or +001.636.745.0122. In Europe contact Jos Voskuil at tacit@planet.nl or +31.33.479.59.81.

For news media contact Bob Farrell at FarrellMarCom@gmail.com or +001.513.284.2618.

PLM Green Global Alliance

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) related technologies and software solutions that have value in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change due to human-generated greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

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.

PLM Green Global Alliance

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

We invite anyone with a sincere professional interest in the intersection of PLM and our theme topics – which currently include Climate Change, Sustainability, Green Energy, Circular Economy and Industry 4.0 – to join our recently formed PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group.

Please note that this 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.

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

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 Simulationm (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).

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

On this our new website PLM Green Global Alliance we will soon be collecting, researching, and sharing examples of the above along with thought leadership blogs, white papers, success stories, and other useful resources submitted to us from around the globe. Send us your examples to include 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/ as well as registering 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.