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Brian Chiesi

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Brian Chiesi

Brian Chiesi
Director - Process & Tool System Integration, The Boeing Company, USA

Biography

Brian Chiesi is the Director of Process & Tools System Integration within the Process Tools & Architecture organization for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this capacity, Brian is responsible for leading the cross functional leadership team to define, develop and support the current and future BCA system.

Presenting: Panel Discussion: Where Should we Focus Resources to Ensure that PLM is a Successful Long-term Investment?

26 Feb 2014, 02:55

  • Understanding that PLM is a learning process and each step should be built upon previous mistakes
  • Ensuring active executive support & investment
  • Ensuring people get a business solution, not just another system
  • Maintaining business commitment and competitiveness
  • How do you assure the PLM implementation is not cementing the as-is situation, but is really future proof (and flexible)
  • Building a strong data model involving all team reps prior to system configuration
  • Getting your solution provider to provide a company specific value stream solution
  • Defining a good end user support strategy
  • Managing cultural change because political battles are inevitable and most people are not willing to accept change
  • Going live step by step - start small and don’t grow too fast in terms of functionality
  • Using PLM as a base for collaborating effectively with suppliers and customers
  • Implementation across multiple product lines is complicated; what strategies or techniques break the implementation down into manageable chunks and still maintain the business value of PLM?