Automation Alley

Automation Alley's Product Lifecycle Management Center at Oakland University

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Overview | Classes

The Automation Alley Product Lifecycle Management Center offers affordable training and PLM certification using cutting-edge equipment and software and helps to grow the talent pipeline for Michigan's small to medium-sized manufacturers.

At Automation Alley, we understand that economic prosperity for our region starts in the classroom. And we recognize the tremendous need in our region for knowledge transfer in the product lifecycle management arena. PLM is a vital process for all digital design and manufacturing of the future and provides companies with an information backbone. It is a tool to brand our region as a center of ecevellence in digital modeling and a leader among the nation's technology economies.

What is PLM?

PLM, or product lifecycle management, is the process of managing the lifecycle of a product from its conception and design, through manufacture, to service and disposal.

PLM Solutions help businesses of every size and in every industry.Why is PLM Important?

  • Reduce costs
  • Increase profits
  • Improve productivity
  • Streamline and simplify complex processes
  • Mitigate risks
  • Diversify into new markets
  • Create less waste
  • Develop higher quality products

Who Can Use The Center?

  • Companies
    Grow PLM awareness and application know-how and certify potential, new and existing employees in digital tools at an affordable price.
  • Individuals
    Improve technical skills and increase employability within the local tech and manufacturing industries.
  • Students
    Explore PLM career opportunities.

What We Offer:

  • Affordable Training & PLM Certification
    We provide classes and workshops on the latest digital design and manufacturing software
    and equipment, including:
    • Digital factory simulation
    • 3-D scanning & 3-D printing
    • CAD, CAE, CAM
  • Consulting and technical services
    We help local companies move from traditional design and manufacturing methods to the latest in digital processes and practices.
  • Matching program
    We pair our trained students and workers with local manufacturing companies interested in hiring interns and employees.
  • Education Pipeline
    We are preparing the next generation of workers with PLM tools through science, technology, engineering and math initiatives for local K-12 schools, community colleges (MAT2) and four-year colleges and universities.

The Automation Alley Product Lifecycle Management Center at Oakland University
is located at OU INC, One Golfview Lane, Rochester, MI 48039.

For more information, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center
at 800-427-5100 or