Aras PLM/PDM Partner

PLM Goals PLM Large & Small Companies PLM/PDM Consulting Services

PLM - Product Life-Cycle Management

A strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions that supports the collaborative, creation, management, dissemination and use of product definition information.

PLM supports the extended enterprise (customers, design and supply partners, etc.)

PLM spans from the concept to end of life of a product integrating people, process, business systems and information.

Successful PLM optimizes the ROI of manufacturing resources!

PLM Goals:

Our goal is the implementation of computer-based tools and processes that streamline engineering business operations and allow timely, accurate measurement of the engineering process.

PLM For Large & Mid Size Companies:

Historically, PLM solutions required large capital investments over many years before ROI is realized.

Gibson and Associates PLM consulting team has the experience with these large efforts (e.g. Lockheed Martin, Varian, U.K. Royal Air Force, U.S. FAA).

We also provide PLM services to smaller organizations with limited budgets that are looking for a less costly, but effective solution.

Our Consulting team are members of the Microsoft & Aras Partners Programs and are members & partners of several user groups.

PLM/PDM Engineering Process Consulting:

Gibson & Associates have been involved in the PDM/PLM consulting business for over 15 years. We have helped implement "best in class" PLM & Engineering design systems at many Fortune 500 companies. These deployments improved the Engineering Change Process, Supplier Management, Project Management, Quality Initiatives, Project Collaboration, and Product Design.

Gibson & Associates Staff can help your company identify opportunities to improve the "as-is" to the "should-be."

We will help you expand the use of existing PDM/PLM systems and make them more functional and productive and connect or link existing legacy systems to improve business processes, reduce cycle time and increase efficiencies.

Gibson & Associates staff will help you implement a PLM system that manages, organizes, retrieves, and distributes Engineering information.

PLM provides your users with "Easy to Use" access to ERP and other legacy systems, Manage Documents throughout the Product Lifecycle, provide a Secure Electronic Communication (via the WEB) to Customers, Vendors, Field Service Engineers, and Collaborative Partners, Automate & Manage the Engineering Change Process, help manage your Suppliers, and support the Collaborative Design Efforts.

Benefits include:

  • Improve Engineering Processes
  • Reduced Non-Value Added Time
  • Reduce Cycle Time (NPI)
  • Improve Lead Times
  • Reduce Scrap & Rework
  • Improve Collaboration
  • Improve ECO Process

Gibson & Associates will help you attain the results your PLM system was supposed to deliver.

PLM/PDM Consulting Services:

Gibson and Associates staff have successfully provided PLM systems implementation services, including:

Business process improvements, requirements definition cost comparison, Engineering Change Process, Configuration Management, collaboration, phases & gates process and dashboards.

Integration of CAD/CAE tools, ERP systems and workflow/data management systems.

Customization of existing PLM products (e.g. Agile/Eigner, Innovator) to meet customer business and process requirements utilizing rapid development and deployment techniques.

Development of PLM reporting and metrics solutions for engineers, administrative and management personnel.

PLM application rollout and training.

Project management of small teams up to large, multi-year efforts using formal methods and tools (e.g. MS-Project, UML).