Drive Innovation Through Produce Lifecycle Management

This course will present the latest material on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and its impact on an organization. It will consist of an overview of the current thinking on the principles, strategies, practices, and applications of Product Lifecycle Management followed by an in-depth look at specific areas of PLM that are the focus of today’s innovative organizations. This course will present both the conceptual underpinnings of PLM, along with the newest industry views on PLM applications.

There will be a particular emphasis on initiating PLM projects at the beginning of the lifecycle in engineering and manufacturing and its impact on the rest of the organization. It will also present frameworks to provide economic justifications for PLM projects and explain the pitfalls of a piecemeal approach to PLM. 

What is Product Lifecycle Management?

Product Lifecycle Management is an integrated, information driven approach to all aspects of a product’s life from its design inception, through its manufacture, deployment and maintenance, and culminating in its removal from service and final disposal. PLM encompasses numerous constituencies, including engineering, manufacturing, and sales and marketing and numerous processes, including design, manufacturing, in-use product information, supply chain, and customer support.

Product Lifecycle Management Perspectives

CIMBA’s PLM course differs from other classes in that it emanates from two underlying and comprehensive perspectives. The first is that every product and process has one or more math or data-based equivalents, which can be searched and manipulated quicker and easier than the physical products and processes themselves. Designers can search through parts libraries and model parts for fit and function without touching a physical part. Manufacturing engineers can simulate plant floor processes without rearranging a single piece of equipment. The second perspective is that, by linking these math-based representations with their physical counterparts for the life of the product, information will be not be isolated and fragmented, but will be continually useful, even after the product has left the factory. Examples of this are that in-use information can help product designers understand whether their products really performed as required or that the information about a part’s raw materials will be available when it comes time to determine how to recycle that part at the end of its life.

Course Topics

  • Constructing PLM
  • Elements of PLM
  • Product Creation Stage
  • Systems Engineering and PLM
  • Product Support Stage
  • Global Teams & Change Management
  • PLM and the Supply Chain

Course Benefits

  • Develop a framework for understanding the current state and direction of PLM
  • Assess, prepare, and plan for the role of PLM within your organization
  • Review new developments in PLM within the context of practical applications
  • Understand a product-centric, cross-functional perspective of product information
  • Critically evaluate PLM component usefulness within a comprehensive framework
  • Participate more effectively in global, digital product development, creation, support, and disposal
  • Create PLM use cases and strategies within your own functional area


The cost for the Product Lifecycle Management short course is 1.000€ + VAT. The price includes the class materials and training.

To talk with a CIMBA staff member about our PLM course, contact us at or call +39-0423-932120.