Symposium on Product Lifecycle Management

Date: 05 Oct 2005 - 05 Oct 2005

Venue: SIMTech Tower Block, Auditorium, Level 3


From 1st tier product manufacturers to the entire product development value-chain, PLM is emerging as the strategy and technology to move manufacturing industry to a new paradigm. It supports collaborative creation and management of product definition information across all stages of a product's life cycle, spanning from concept to end of life of a product or plant. It integrates people, processes, systems, and information over the extended enterprise (customers, design, engineering, and supply partners).

Professor Leon McGinnis, Director of the PLM Center of Competence of Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA will speak on next generation PLM tools, methodologies and applications in industries such as aerospace, architecture, computing, and their impacts on value-chain collaboration. SIMTech and MAE/NTU have been in collaboration with Georgia Tech on PLM research and will share their R&D results, applications of PLM, and experiences.

This half-day programme introduces the latest product lifecycle management techniques that enable your company to more effectively network with your value-chain partners.

Abstract of Keynote Speech
Engineering design and manufacturing have been changed profoundly by the information technology revolution. From the electronic drafting board of the early computer aided design (CAD) systems, to computer aided engineering (CAE), to product data management (PDM), now product lifecycle management (PLM), and emerging system lifecycle management (SLM), the changes have been fast, financially challenging, and often frustrating. Beyond just buying and using new technology, the changes have enforced new ways of doing business, using standard data schemas and communication protocols and new ways of thinking.

Why is this such a fast-growing market? What does the technology promise you? Can you afford to stay on the sidelines? We can’t definitively answer these questions, but we must confront them and try to understand them. 

The speaker will give perspective on these important questions, and describe how Georgia Tech and its partners are addressing the challenges of PLM.

Who Should Attend

Senior management, managers and engineers responsible for operations, design, engineering and procurement in consumer electronics, contract manufacturing, precision engineering, marine engineering, and others related to product design and development. 

This is a non-chargeable event and registration is on first-come-first-served basis. Seats are limited, please register by 28 September 2005.