Data and Connected Enterprise (inspired by PDT 2017 call for abstracts)

Data and Connected Enterprise (inspired by PDT 2017 call for abstracts)

“Connected” is a new magic buzzword. Everything is connected these days. The world is changing because of new ways to connect between people, machines and systems. Data is a new oil and companies are exploring how to to capture value from massive data streams and disconnected islands of data. An…

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Check data integration strategy before cloud-hosting your existing PLM servers

Check data integration strategy before cloud-hosting your existing PLM servers

For long time, enterprise integration is one of the biggest challenges manufacturing companies are facing during PLM implementations. PLM integration can be very different from simple data exchange to federation. In  many situations, PLM vendors are promoting their “cloud” solutions as a way to escape from IT complexity and simplify software updates. While,…

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Collaboration in manufacturing networks

Collaboration in manufacturing networks

Manufacturing is under going tremendous transformation process. Build to order, speed and engagement with consumer are most important competitive factors. The challenge for manufacturing companies is to lower cost of products. At the same time, customers’ demand is mass-customization, which potentially increasing the cost. The speed of one click manufacturing…

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Will PLM go back to a toolkit approach?

Will PLM go back to a toolkit approach?

The debates about “out-of-the-box” OOTB PLM implementations seems to be endless. I posted many articles sharing opinion about OOTB PLM approach. You can read some of them  – The end of debates about out of the box PLM and 2 options for future out-of-the-box PLM. The opinions are very polarized. PLM…

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Who needs “simple PLM”?

Who needs “simple PLM”?

It was almost 20 years ago. I was developing AutoCAD software for customers in Israel. I remember a conversation with a prospect customer who told me with a directness you can only hear in Israel during customer meetings – I want to have “one button application”. I looked sadly at the…

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Rethinking cloud PLM value proposition

Rethinking cloud PLM value proposition

Cloud PLM adoption is on the top of minds for software vendors and PLM researchers. Catch up on the topic earlier in my blog – Thoughts about PLM and cloud adoption 2017 and CAD and PLM cloud surveys. According to Stan Przybylinski, Vice President of Research, CIMdata, vendors should be…

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Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Internet is changing everything in our lives. And it includes manufacturing ecosystem. I shared my thought about how networking will change design, engineering and manufacturing. You can catch up on my earlier articles – PLM and new manufacturing in networked world; Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks; Future product lifecycle and digital…

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3D Paint – a prototype for CAD 2027?

3D Paint – a prototype for CAD 2027?

Remember the time when quality typing on mobile device was only possible using physical keyboard. Nokia phone keyboard was a mainstream and Blackberry Qwerty keyboard was a luxury. The things started to change with the introduction of iPhone and other modern mobile devices as we know them now. It took…

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Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

While PLM research and analytic companies are running cloud PLM surveys to understand what causes slow cloud PLM adoption, manufacturing industry segment is ahead of others in adoption cloud technologies. Navigate to the following link – Cloud Computing Trends 2017 and check-out few interesting diagram published there. The one that captured by…

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