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    CIMdata to Host Free Webinar on Multiple-View Bill of Materials Management

    ANN ARBOR, MI, USA, Feb 21, 2020 – CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces an upcoming free educational webinar, “Making Multiple-View Bill of Materials Management a Reality.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT) and will last for one hour.

    The Digital Thread has been a core element of the PLM vision for decades. Within the last 3- to 5-years, commercial PLM solutions have advanced to a point where the enablement of the Digital Thread is technically possible. Leaders in many industries are starting to implement multiple-view bill of materials (multi-view BOM) solutions and envision expanding these solutions upstream and downstream as a digital thread throughout the product lifecycle.

    This webinar will focus on multi-view BOM strategies for the implementation of eBOM, mBOM, and sBOM structures that are core to the concept of the digital thread, a journey that has its challenges. Two major difficulties that commonly arise and methods to overcome them will be considered. The first will address the reality that multi-BOM solutions involve disruptive change to processes and roles. The second will address the reality that multi-view BOM technology has gaps that are not thoroughly understood.

    Attendees at this webinar will:

    1. Gain an understanding of the nature of two major factors that impact the success or failure of a multi-view BOM transformation.
    2. Learn how to turn organizational resistance to a multi-view BOM transformation into positive engagement.
    3. Learn how to sustain management support by applying a defined methodology to quantify and verify benefits of a multi-view BOM transformation.
    4. Learn how to anticipate and remediate technology gaps early in the multi-view BOM solution planning work stream.

    According to James Roche, CIMdata’s Director, Aerospace & Defense Practice, and the host for this webinar, “With recent advances in commercial PLM software, enablement of the Digital Thread is technically possible. Leaders in many industries are pursuing multi-view BOM implementations, and they are learning that the costs of disruption are readily apparent, but the benefits are elusive. Transformations to multiple-view bills of materials, such as eBOM/mBOM/sBOM, have complex impacts on process and roles and apply stress at the untested boundaries of technology. Novel methods are available for proactively engaging the user community in transformation design and value verification, and for mitigating gaps at the boundaries of technology.”

    Mr. Roche has 35+ years of experience in transformation and IT enablement of product development and manufacturing processes. He has been a strategic advisor and program manager for PLM programs across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Before joining CIMdata Mr. Roche was a PLM Practice Manager at CSC Consulting and at A.T. Kearney. He was also at EDS, where served as the chief architect for General Motors’ worldwide engineering systems and as head technical negotiator for strategic supplier contracts.

    This webinar will be of interest to PLM program and project managers, PLM program planners, PLM solution architects, PLM business analysts, PLM organizational change management professionals, digital transformation experts, configuration management specialists, corporate strategic planners, corporate IT planners, and anyone who wants to learn more about multi-view BOMs.

    During the webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.

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