PLM Status Review
For various reasons, companies sometimes need to clarify and document where they are with PLM. Sometimes this is to provide a sound basis for defining next steps. Sometimes it's because management wants to know if the promised benefits of the PLM Initiative are being achieved.
Companies may give different names to this activity. Some call it a PLM Status Review, some call it a PLM Audit. Others call it a PLM Performance Review, a PLM Progress Review or a Current Situation Review.
After carrying out such reviews for many companies from different industry sectors and at different stages of PLM implementation, JSA developed a standardised approach called PEREM (PLM Environment Review and Evaluation Methodology). This reviews 12 main areas of PLM - including products, processes, product data, PDM systems, PLM applications, people, methods, facilities and equipment, metrics and organisation. Within each of these main areas many smaller topics are reviewed. A standardised approach makes it quicker to carry out the review and produce a management report.
PEREM can be customised, for example, for reviews in which a company wants to look at fewer areas or to address additional topics.