Aligni Recommends: Integrating Quality Management and PLM is a Recipe for Profit put together a great article about the issues that arise when PLM systems are not integrated with a company’s quality management processes. The article goes into detail on where this disconnection can start costing a manufacturer. It also provides an example of what happens when a company integrates the two processes more closely.

We certainly suggest giving the article an in depth read, as it certainly sheds light on what a number of manufacturers are suffering with. Once the shortfalls are identified and a company can tabulate the costs associated with the bottleneck, it’s best to seek out a combined system, like Aligni’s PLM. It provides a highly integrated Engineering Change Management (ECM) system where changes are easily reflected into other aspects like Bills of Materials (BOM) management.