PLM+ is GDCA’s targeted approach to legacy sustainment, developed over decades by working closely with board and application OEMs. The process offers a new organizational structure to legacy sustainment, a time-tested way of being prepared.
Traditional PLM (product lifecycle management) doesn’t address the intricacies of indefinitely sustaining legacy equipment after EOL. Traditional PLM leaves out several important steps, and by not being aware of what’s missing, buyers and customers are often left scrambling to solve avoidable fulfillment problems.
When it comes to obsolescence management, you need a new approach to sustain your systems if you or your customers cannot upgrade. By planning and budgeting for your lifetime needs in a totally different way, you will be better prepared to manage obsolescence risk.
PLM+ encompasses a suite of specialized capabilities: Legacy Manufacturing, Lifecycle Assurance, Lifecycle Planning, and Legacy Engineering, all designed to help you from beginning to end—complete product and program life cycle optimization and assurance.
Identifying the steps that are missing for you in traditional PLM will help you understand how PLM+ helps you to proactively manage the future of your boards and equipment.