PLM Rapid Deployment Framework for a Global Application (R)
Carlos Moreno drove a highly successful PLM effort globally across Pentair by recognizing realistic priorities for the program from the start. To systematically reduce risks, early planning concentrated on the target of collaboration, to set a realistic scope and to establish careful phasing. Implementation benefited from a framework addressing four priorities for decision making — operational excellence, functional alignment, cost containment, and technology advancement. A careful targeting of windows of opportunity did not extend beyond one hundred days, with resource use projected across thirty, sixty, and ninety-day periods to keep progress moving.
Eighty percent of the benefits flow from the common shared definition, simplification, and collaborative communication of development processes. With forty workflows now supported in templates, each provides the flexibility to be customized with minimal work to individual, specific environments. ENOVIA SmarTeam and SolidWorks clearly represented critical strategic contributors and partners in the success of the effort.
Keywords: transformation, cross-functional collaboration, strategic product innovation, operational excellence, functional alignment, common shared process definition, value stream mapping, workflow templates, ENOVIA SmarTeam, SolidWorks