PLM Consulting Services

Capabilities

We help companies to transform businesses and optimize innovation efforts by implementing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Our experience covers all aspects of PLM, from creating the initial strategy to training end users.

We work with some of the world’s most innovative companies, helping them to create, implement and optimize PLM solutions. We have experience working with a broad range of PLM solutions and have deep expertise in PTC® Windchill™ solutions.

Our business knowledge, combined with our expertise in PLM software deployments, allows us to help companies maximize the value of PLM. We combine world-class management consulting capabilities with PLM process and technology skills to help companies turn innovation into results.

We specialize in PLM Strategy, Business Process Definition, System Selection and Implementation, and User Adoption.

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Strategy

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) can deliver improved performance throughout the entire product lifecycle and across your supply chain. It can help you to transform your business to achieve higher product margins, lower development costs, and a stronger bottom line.

Achieving these results begins with creating the right PLM strategy and vision for your business. Whether you are trying to streamline design and component management with suppliers, improve processes that span global and cross-functional teams, or manage the complexity that comes with product configuration and change, we are here to help

We can also help you resolve a wide range of common challenges that may be driving your needs for PLM. Our PLM Strategy services include:

  • Mapping business initiatives to required capabilities
  • Creating a PLM vision tailored to your unique needs
  • Defining the organizational structure and required resources
  • Developing a systems and solutions blueprint
  • Creating a sustainable PLM foundation
  • Providing a transformation roadmap that supports current and future needs

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Process Consulting

To achieve positive results, first you must have clearly defined, repeatable business processes which can be optimized and automated. Second, your business processes must align with your Product Lifecycle Management processes and systems. We can help you to review and optimize your existing business processes or define new processes which will enable you to design products more efficiently, accelerate time to market, collaborate across global teams, and significantly reduce the cost of regulatory compliance.

Our team of experts can help analyze value chains, identify processes to be improved, simplify overly complex processes, provide guidance on industry best practices and help you to make continual improvements. We can also help you define Key Performance Indicators to evaluate processes, set benchmarks and measure progress.

TriStar has extensive experience helping clients create process efficiencies and adopt best practices. Following is a thought map of PLM processes common across various industries.

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System Selection

Selecting the right Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution for your business can be a daunting task./p>

If you make the wrong selection, you may face budget overruns, implementation delays, user dissatisfaction, and possibly the need to replace the system.

Since making a wrong decision can be costly and risky for your company, it makes sense to start with a methodical approach and apply proven practices that have worked for other companies. We have a well-defined method to assist you with systems selection and implementation.

Our system selection services include:

  • Solution Requirements Definition
  • System (Hardware & Software) Requirements Short-Mid-Long Planning
  • Vendor and Technology Capability Evaluations
  • Technology Selection

Implementation

Our Project Managers, Solution Architects and PLM specialists leverage their technical knowledge, implementation experience and industry expertise to design and implement cost-effective PLM solutions in the shortest possible time, which meets your requirements.

Our services include:

  • Project Implementation Planning
  • Solutions Architecture Consulting
  • System Architecture and Integration Consulting
  • System Configuration and Customization
  • Maintenance, Upgrades and Expansion

Training and Education

We provide a full range of training and educational services to help our clients quickly realize their investments in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system implementations. Our training and education spans all phases of PLM, from strategic planning, to implementation, to user adoption.

We train and educate a broad range of individuals including executives, business managers, product managers, engineers, IT staff and system administrators on a wide range of topics. We also offer customized courses for clients that help enable faster PLM user adoption, accelerating the time to value.

Our training services and courses encompass:

  • Educate decision-makers about the benefits of PLM
  • Educate business and technical users on system capabilities and usability
  • Provide client customized tutorials on business processes
  • Train technical staff on solution design and system architecture
  • Train system administrators on maintenance procedures such as: backup, archiving, audits, tuning, etc.