Lockheed Martin Keynote on PPLM Strategy

By Dora Smith

Chuck Artymovich, director of operations, Lockheed Martin, presented yesterday on the Product and Process Lifecycle Management Strategy (PPLM) at Lockheed. It’s interesting to consider the complexities of managing a 100-year-old lifecycle.

One thing he noted was you have to build the right product – but also build it perfectly. With fighter aircraft, tolerances are often 1/3 the width of a human hair.

I spoke with Chuck after his presentation and here is a short video of our conversation.

We also announced this week Lockheed’s expanded use of Teamcenter on the JSF program to enable a full digital PLM.

(Check out previous blog coverage on Lockheed includes their Aviation Week Program Excellence Award and a presentation at last year’s PLM Connection event.)

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