PLM Consultancy – Any Future?

In current market condition when most of the people losing their jobs, the key question is how to regain the position? People working in PLM Functional Role are facing a tough situation. There are no new project or onsite assignments. What to do in such case?

One option that comes to my mind is starting one’s own PLM Consultancy. But does it have any future? Does any organization need such consultant? Is it a better ideas of companies to hire such consultants on contract basis? What is the future for PLM Consultants?