The launch of and participation in a new international collaboration, the PLM Green Global Alliance (PGGA), has been announced by Richard McFall from PLM Alliances, Jos Voskuil from TacIT, Oleg Shilovitsky from Beyond PLM, and Bjorn Fidjeland from plmPartner.
The coalition was founded with the mission to create a global connection and community between professionals who use, develop, market, or support Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) enabling technologies and software solutions that have value in addressing the causes and consequences of climate change due to human-generated greenhouse gas emissions.
By using the PGGA as a platform of collaboration, working PLM professionals, researchers, teachers, students, users, developers, and followers are invited to share case study examples, best practices, and other resources illustrating how PLM technologies can be used to:
- make products and processes more efficient
- find and develop new sources of renewable energy
- store and transmit alternative energy supplies
- reduce or sequester human-made carbon emissions
- capture naturally produced greenhouse gasses like methane
- develop green manufacturing processes
- recycle, reuse, and repurpose assets and natural resources
- simulate and test global geoengineering strategies
- monitor a warming planet and the impact of climate change
- enhance the resiliency of infrastructures and communities
The PLM technologies which have a role in helping to combat climate change include but are not limited to: product data management (PDM), CAE/simulation & analysis (SA), CAD, digital twins (DT), additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM/3DP), product portfolio management (PPM), augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), model based systems engineering (MBSE), multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), asset lifecycle information management (ALIM), configuration management (CM), industrial internet of things (IIOT), high performance computing (HPC) and enterprise innovation management (EIM).
PLM Green Global Alliance founder Rich McFall comments, “We face an urgent challenge to create a more sustainable and green future for our industries, economies, communities, and all life forms on our planet that depend on healthy interdependent ecosystems. In our informal alliance we seek to educate, advocate, and collaborate for greater recognition of the role of PLM to help assess, reduce, mitigate, and adapt to the effects of climate change now being experienced across the globe. There are many examples of how PLM-related technologies are doing just that, but few focused non-politicized platforms where resources and application case studies can be researched, shared, and promoted for the collective good. We plan to change that as our modest contribution.”
Participation in the PGGA is open and free to anyone with sincere interest in the intersection of PLM and Green topics such as Climate Change, Sustainability, Green Energy, Industry 4.0, and the Circular Economy. Participants are invited to become involved by following or joining the new PLM Green Global Alliance LinkedIn Group. The alliance plans to launch a website early in 2020 to collect and share examples, thought leadership, white papers, and other useful resources submitted from around the globe as nations confront the emerging climate crisis.
For additional information, visit https://plmalliances.com/plm-green-alliance/.