The challenges of distributed BOM handover in data-driven manufacturing

The challenges of distributed BOM handover in data-driven manufacturing

Disclosure: As a co-founder of openBoM, I understand that my opinion and thoughts about future challenges can be unintentionally biased. Nevertheless, I believe the topic itself is very important, so I decided to share the information and my opinion anyway. Manufacturing is changing these days. While you can hear lot…

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Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Why salesforce.com is a good platform for PLM… or maybe not?

Medium article from Propel PLM – What the Salesforce Cloud Does for PLM brings few interesting data points about latest cloud PLM vendor (Propel PLM) building new product on top of Salesforce.com. Propel PLM recently closed $4.2M financial round led by Cloud Apps Capital Partners. I’ve been discussing the opportunity to…

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Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Vertical Innovation Platforms: From Dassault Systemes V6 to Autodesk Fusion

Innovation platforms is a new trend in engineering and manufacturing software. Read my earlier article Sweet Dreams about Product Innovation Platforms to catch up. My attention was caught by the news coming from Autodesk last week. Autodesk PLM360 is rebranded as Fusion Lifecycle and added to Fusion Innovation Platform. My earlier…

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PLM360 and Fusion Lifecycle Trajectories

PLM360 and Fusion Lifecycle Trajectories

It has been only four years since Autodesk formally joined “PLM club” by introducing Autodesk PLM360. You can get my old articles about it – Autodesk enters PLM, My first take on PLM360 system and tech. Last year I shared my thoughts about what happened with PLM360 for the last…

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SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

SolidEdge ST9 and cloud-enabled design

Few weeks ago I posted a story about cloud CAD and Dropbox Infinite Project. Apparently it was not only me thinking about how Dropbox can facilitate cloud CAD collaboration. Engineers from SolidEdge thought that it will be a good idea too.  The news came yesterday from Siemens PLM and SolidEdge team….

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3 levels of PLM openness

3 levels of PLM openness

Monica Shnitger article Openness — will you know it when you see it? made me think again about PLM and openness. The article brings two important reasons why openness is important. It is about sustainability and interoperability. The following two passages can explain that. For me, it’s that first one: sustainability. We…

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Future trajectories of PLM and AI platforms

Future trajectories of PLM and AI platforms

Happy Friday! Let me think about future PLM moonshot. I want to talk about intersection of product lifecycle and AI. Have you heard about AI (artificial intelligence) recently? Grab few hours during coming weekend and do that. The AI is trending again. I’m saying again mostly for my friends who might remember AI…

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Product lifecycle, e-commerce & distributed ledger

Product lifecycle, e-commerce & distributed ledger

Once upon a time, product lifecycle was mostly focusing on design and engineering problems. This is not true anymore. These days, product lifecycle management solutions are expanding to marketing, sales, service, maintenance and more. As a result of the expansion, manufacturing companies are looking how to leverage internet, online distribution and e-commerce….

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