In the second instalment of a series on Master Data, Mark Harrop (Managing Director of PDP) makes a case for adopting a broad approach to data gathering, cleansing and ownership that extends beyond core PLM. Mark also looks at the additional value that can be realised by running a Master Data project alongside other, business-wide process improvements.
Mark Harrop, Managing Director of PDP Limited, the team behind WhichPLM, welcomes our readers to the new face of WhichPLM. Mark looks at how the industry has grown since its inception, and how we at WhichPLM are keeping pace, and providing new and better content informed by our long-standing ethics.
Well that’s what a few PLM suppliers would like you to think, however this is far from the truth in my opinion. I’ve been involved in hundreds of apparel PDM and PLM solutions searches and implementations over the last 22 years and I can tell you from first hand that there are no simple, easy and fast methods to implementing a successful PLM solution.
Companies must be careful and exercise great caution when taking first steps in choosing a PLM supplier and starting out on a PLM project, before they reach this point they must first stop and ask themselves many important questions.