Organizations have increasingly implemented PLM systems over the past decade, to where PLM systems are virtually ubiquitous in Automotive and Aerospace industry while other industries have a good amount of penetration. However, as common as the systems are, many organizations have still not taken advantage of the full capabilities of a PLM environment and implement the philosophy of PLM which will yield them greater returns.
For example, it is critical for Automotive OEM to build their PLM systems on effective “core” configuration management practices, which involve keeping track of product structures & variants, related requirements, and controlling and tracking changes over the lifecycle. However, many organizations are using PLM as a Document Management or Automation system.
Apart from this the other issue organizations are facing is “Adoption by User”. This can be because of multiple reasons. It can be because the system implemented is not usable or it takes longer to perform tasks from PLM. Many times the organizations are not structured to take full benefit of PLM where they don’t have Super Users which will guide the new user into the system.