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Alec Gil

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Alec Gil

Alec Gil
Sr. Manager, Business and Engineering Systems, S&C Electric Company, USA

Biography

Alec joined S&C Electric Company in 1992.  He is currently leading a team responsible for implementation and support of all of the company's business systems, including engineering and manufacturing technologies, and definition of standard design and engineering processes.  He has over 28 years of experience in all aspects of CAD, CAE, CAM and PLM technologies use, as well as implementation and consulting experience.

Presenting: Focus Group - Transforming Company Culture to Support Long-term PLM Success

25 Feb 2014, 03:10

Taking a purely superficial view of a PLM roadmap, one can break it down into three major stages: selection, deployment, integration. Getting the right tool in place for your company is a difficult task but for the most part, the difficulty comes from trying to match the capabilities of a vendor with your pre-determined vision. What some would argue is even more complex is how you then get your workforce on board.

People can make or break PLM; it is crucial to overcome reverence to existing company history and systems and tackle the resistance to change head on.

Drawing upon their collective wealth of experience, Alec Gil and Keith Connolly discuss the potential cultural challenges and successes when implementing new enterprise wide systems.