Automation Alley, Michigan's largest technology business association, is partnering with Tata Technologies to offer a broad scope of affordable product lifecycle management (PLM) classes that cover both fundamental and advanced topics. Classes include training in AutoCAD, CATIA V5, Autodesk Inventor, and NX, and will be offered both at the Automation Alley Product Lifecycle Management Center at SmartZone Business Accelerator OU Inc. in Rochester, MI, and Tata Technologies in Novi, MI.
The Automation Alley Product Lifecycle Management Center opened in February of this year to address the need in southeast Michigan for affordable training of local business leaders, employees, students, and individuals in PLM technologies. PLM involves the process of managing the lifecycle of a product from its conception and design, through manufacture, to service and disposal.
Automation Alley's membership has grown to include nearly 1000 businesses, educational institutions, government entities, and nonprofit organizations from the city of Detroit and the surrounding eight-county region. It serves the general business community in five key areas: entrepreneurial services, talent development, international business services, product lifecycle management, and defense and manufacturing.