Volvo Car Corporation Executive Anders Carlsson to Kick-off CIMdata’s 21st PLM Road Map Conference

Carlsson will discuss how Volvo Car Corporation plans to double its sales by 2020.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - July 29, 2014 - PRLog -- CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm announces that Volvo Car Corporation’s  Senior Advisor for Virtual Manufacturing and PLM Anders Carlsson will kick-off  PLM Road Map™ 2014 with a keynote presentation that will address how a global brand with just 0.5% of the world automobile market can stay competitive.

In his keynote address, “The Volvo Journey,” Carlsson will discuss how Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo Cars)  intends to fulfill its vision of selling 800,000 cars per year by 2020 – an increase of  nearly 100% over current sales. Volvo Cars’ future is about getting as much product to market as quickly as possible and to achieve this goal their plans call for lead time to be reduced by 50%. He will also demonstrate  how Volvo Cars’ investment in a new systems engineering architecture is critical to achieving this goal.

Carlsson is a senior advisor to Volvo Cars in the area of Virtual Manufacturing and PLM. In this role he is responsible for the Volvo Cars lead time reduction project within Manufacturing. He has been using and implementing Virtual Manufacturing solutions at Volvo Cars and within the BMW Group for over 25 years.

PLM Road Map 2014 is the must-attend event for industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root. It is a strategic conference focused on how companies are successfully employing PLM strategies and enabling solutions to meet challenging product development, manufacturing, and deployment issues. This year’s event will focus on PLM-enabled continuous product development and delivery for the automotive and transportation Industry and supply chain.

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CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise’s ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata’s services, visit our website,; follow us on Twitter at; or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA; Tel: +1 734.668.9922; Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.

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