Peter A. Bilello's Biography:
Peter Bilello, President of the strategic management consulting and research firm CIMdata—an internationally recognized authority on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)—has more than 29 years of experience in the development of business-enabling information technology (IT) solutions for research, engineering, and manufacturing organizations worldwide. He has participated in PLM analysis, selection, implementation, and training; CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM implementation and management; synchronous and lean manufacturing consulting; software engineering; and general data management strategy development and support. He has authored numerous papers and research reports on PLM and related topics, and his articles, commentaries, and perspectives have appeared in publications throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Mr. Bilello has been directly involved with consultation on the selection, integration, and implementation of large-scale PLM solutions. He has spoken on a number of different PLM-related topics in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Mr. Bilello holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Physics from the California State University, Fullerton, and a Master of Science in Engineering degree, in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, from The University of Michigan.
Configuration Management — An Extended Enterprise Discipline
This presentation will look at why companies can no longer afford to narrowly think about configuration management.
An extended enterprise discipline, configuration management includes interaction with development partners, internal and external field service organizations, and even customers who own and operate products with embedded configuration management functionality.
Historically, many companies have considered configuration management to be a narrowly focused discipline—a discipline that primarily focused on data management during product development and release to manufacturing.
However, to fully enable the strategic business approach that product lifecycle management requires, companies must look at solutions that enable end-to-end configuration management capabilities, not only from a product development perspective, but also from a business perspective (e.g., how the business sells and services the product).
Today’s challenges and ever-increasing product complexity demand it.