The role of digital PLM in real-time inventory management

The role of digital PLM in real-time inventory management

Digitalization is the integration of digital technologies into engineering and manufacturing process by switching from traditional process into a new form – digital. However, “digital” is a very confusing term. Think about the driving process and how digital environment can impact it. In the past we were driving using paper…

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Why PLM sales are stuck in organizational politics?

Why PLM sales are stuck in organizational politics?

Last week I blogged about PLM selection politics. People are hard and political games in an organization are unavoidable.Existing PLM architecture demand significant preparation work to be done upfront – data modeling, process discovery and agreement, data mapping, legacy data cleaning and importing, etc. This is a big project and…

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Will Kenesto escape from PDM red ocean?

Will Kenesto escape from PDM red ocean?

Develop3D article – Kenesto Drive 2.0 updates cloud product document management, collaboration and version control brings a news about Kenesto Drive 2.0. If you haven’t heard about Kenesto, check the website. Kenesto is a software outfit founded by Mike Payne. The list of companies Mike co-founded is a topic for a separate…

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The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform?

The best PLM for Product Innovation Platform?

Have you heard about Platformization and Product Innovation Platforms? Platformization is a new trend that was outlined by several industry analysts and research companies. Check out CIMdata dossier about Platformization here. Innovation is a such a good word – all PLM companies are promoting their software now as Product Innovation Platforms….

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PLM Selection Politics

PLM Selection Politics

Nobody ever got fired for buying from IBM. That was the story of enterprise PLM software for many years. PLM selection process is typically long and require some level of alignment between software vendor and company itself. Last few years of growth in manufacturing and fast growing number of alternative…

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PLM Complexity and Future Transformation

PLM Complexity and Future Transformation

Complexity is a big deal in PLM. Because all PLM systems available today in the market are crazy complex. Talk to anyone in PLM industry and they will tell you that to wrap your head around PLM system concepts and objects can make your head hurt. This year, I will have…

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What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

Change is the most scary thing for established business. As Steve Blank said in his book – The Startup Owner’s Manual, startup is essentially an organization built to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Opposite to that, established companies are executing existing repeatable and proven business models. And the last one is very…

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PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

PLM trajectory between single platform and subscriptions business

Engineering.com TV report face to face with PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann brings a crash course of subscription business. Mr. Hepplemann speaks about SaaS business fundamentals such as revenue, booking and how it will make a future PTC profit. All of this is to explain why having an outstanding Q4/2016 led to…

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SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

SOLIDWORKS Manage and 3DEXPERIENCE PLM: Clash or Co-existence?

Interesting things are happening with Solidworks PDM these days. I’ve been following Solidworks World 2017 event earlier this week in Los Angeles. I was caught by the news – Solidworks is introducing new package (system) of Solidworks PDM  called Solidworks Manage. Solidworks already has PDM Standard and PDM Professional. Last year,…

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Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Carl Bass and Autodesk Vision

Sometimes things are happening in a very unexpected way. And the news about Carl Bass stepping down as Autodesk CEO was like that. I was fortunate to get to know Carl during my days at Autodesk. His directness, openness and sense of humor are well known in the industry. Here…

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