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| Recorded on June 8, 2023 | 

Make Sense of the
"Digital Thread Chaos" by
Harnessing the POWER of PLM!


Not all products are created equal. Axendia's research shows medical device companies still rely heavily on manual processes and siloed systems to manage the medical device product lifecycle. The result is an inability to effectively close the loop from ideation through commercialization and service or obsolescence.  

Axendia recently interviewed industry leaders to learn how they are harnessing the power of PLM.  Learn how PLM helps medical device companies make informed decisions about when to invest in new product development, when to retire existing products, and how to align to evolving customer requirements. This can lead to a more successful and sustainable product strategy.

Leave the conversation with best practices on transforming your product lifecycle management approach. The result? Accelerated time to market, improved product quality, and seamless global regulatory compliance.


  • What is the industry's point of view on the value of PLM from a business, regulatory, and technology perspective.
  • How to make sense of the digital thread chaos and leverage a PLM platform as the "single source of truth."
  • Why a PLM platform developed specifically for the medical device industry matters.
  • How to overcome the barriers to implementing PLM and lessons learned/pitfalls to avoid.


  • Executive Management
  • IT
  • R&D/Product Development
  • Quality
  • Regulatory


Sandra Rodriguez

Sandra K. Rodriguez
Sr. Industry Analyst
Axendia, Inc.

Sandra K. Rodriguez is a Senior Industry Analyst at Axendia, Inc. an analyst firm providing trusted advice to Life-Science Executives on Business, Technology and Regulatory trends.  She has over twenty years of experience working within the FDA-regulated industries in a variety of roles including sales, marketing and as an Industry Analyst for the past seven years.  She has contributed numerous articles to industry publications on the technology and regulatory trends that impact the future of the Life-Sciences industry. Sandra also leads market research projects and has presented those findings to FDA officials and their staff members.  Sandra lends her expertise and keen understanding of industry trends in strategy sessions with Axendia clients and on industry webinars. Sandra is a proud US Army Reserve Veteran.  

Leigh Young

Leigh Young
PLM Product Manager

Leigh Young joined Aras 7+ years ago with Minerva (DK) and became a full Aras employee as part of the Aras Minerva merger. During this period Leigh started as a Project Manager/Business Consultant with the Professional Services team working on major customer implementations including NEVS and Airbus. As Minerva grew, he then became the functional lead for solution consultants. He joined the Product Development organization as R&D Director / Product Owner of Medical Device PLM and High-Tech Electronics solutions. Post-merger, he has taken the role of product manager of the Medical Device and High Tech Electronics industry Solutions and also taking on Requirements Engineering and Change Management applications. Leigh has earned an MSc in Engineering Design from Loughborough University (UK).

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