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Select The Right PLM Solution For BOM Management

A panel discussion on why BOM management is important to digitalization and how to make the right software selection.

Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 8 AM EST (5 AM PST / 2:00 PM CET)
Duration: 1 hour
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Webinar time: 2 PM CET (8 AM EST)

Today many companies use PLM to manage drawing and models. To drive a true digitalization strategy, you must first manage your products with a complete, digital bill of materials (BOM). The heart of every product is the BOM: it's the critical product data all teams need. Digitizing your BOM will improve your ability to manage change while eliminating tiresome administrative processes. The result for you? More time for design and innovation, with standardized processes to share and update digital BOMs across other functional teams. Join Jim Brown, President Tech-Clarity, for a 50-minute interview with a panel of BOM Management experts. The panel will discuss why BOM management is important to digitalization and how to make the right software selection. Here´s the interview agenda:

  • The selection process: what to consider
  • Vendor requirements & attributes
  • Implementation requirements
  • Specific needs
  • How to make your final selection

Key Takeaways

  • Learn about the selection process and what to consider
  • Understand vendor requirements & attributes as well as implementation requirements -
  • Discover how to deal with specific needs


Jim Brown, President, Tech-Clarity

Jim Brown is the President of Tech-Clarity, an independent research and consulting firm that analyzes the business value of software technology and services. Jim has over 25 years of experience in software for the manufacturing industries. He has a broad background including roles in industry, management consulting, the software industry, and research. His experience spans enterprise solutions including PLM, ERP, quality, service, manufacturing, supply chain management, and more. He is actively focused on researching new initiatives and technologies including cloud computing, digitalization, smart manufacturing, AR, VR, and the IoT. Jim is passionate about improving product innovation, product development, and engineering performance through digitalization and the use of software technology. Jim is an experienced researcher, author, and public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak at conferences or anywhere he can engage with people with a passion to improve business performance through digitalization and software technology.

Jonas Härdner, Co-founder, Business Development, PDS Vision

Jonas Härdner is Co-founder of PDS Vision and responsible for executing the company's business development activities. Mr. Härdner has 15+ years of Product and Service Lifecycle Management experience in the manufacturing industry. He holds extensive domain expertise in the Automotive and Medical Device Industries. Mr. Härdner holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Business from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Graham Birch, Senior Director of PLM Solutions, PTC

Graham Birch is the Senior Director of PLM Solutions at PTC, responsible for core Windchill (Change, Configuration Management, Collaboration, Project Management, Search, Classification, Supplier Management and Windchill runtime). Graham started his career in the UK after graduating from the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Engineering. He has 30 years' industry experience and his past roles include Applications Engineer, Implementation Consultant, Director of R&D for PLM products.