Archive for January, 2013

BOM 101: How Many Levels Do You Need in BOM?

BOM 101: How Many Levels Do You Need in BOM?

I’m continue my BOM 101 series of posts. When working on bill of materials, you can often hear about the ability of BOM management software to support so-called “multi-level” BOM. You can search for the definition of multi-level BOM using Google and find many results. I found the following definition…

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Investors are looking for “cool PLM kids”

Investors are looking for “cool PLM kids”

For many years, enterprise was considered as a boring space. It was so much fun to talk about web, gadgets, Google and many other “cool” things. Why to get worried about enterprise application? Most of the people might think¬†enterprise isn’t sexy thing. Isn’t it just about ERP, finance, big bosses…

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PLM, Viral Sales and Enterprise Old Schoolers

PLM, Viral Sales and Enterprise Old Schoolers

I was in the air during this weekend. Literally… Long flights to move from Russia to West Coast of USA. It is a perfect time to catch up on emails and social media. Today, I want to talk about the power of technological influence in consumer and business spaces. The…

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Interoperability will play a key role in a success of future CAD/PLM

Interoperability will play a key role in a success of future CAD/PLM

Data. Conversion. Interoperability. Translation. The discussion about these topics is endless in CAD/PLM world. Customers are looking for interoperability between different product versions, competitive products, data models, data formats, databases and geometrical kernels. Customers were always first impacted by problems of interoperability. The lifecycle of engineering and manufacturing work is…

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Will PLM crunch untapped data in manufacturing organizations?

Will PLM crunch untapped data in manufacturing organizations?

Do you remember the golden era of desktop searches? I remember first time I had a chance to run Google Desktop on my computer. The most inspiring moment was to see documents and emails that you completely forgot about. Today, desktop search solutions are not as popular as before. Our…

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PLM, Engineers and Collective Memory

PLM, Engineers and Collective Memory

Many years ago, one of my mentors told me that “the worst pencil is better than the best memory”. I liked it. Since than, I have no trust in remembering things. I started to take notes. I switched to be completely paperless 4-5 years ago. The biggest problem on my…

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Why PLM should pay attention to Facebook Graph Search?

Why PLM should pay attention to Facebook Graph Search?

One of the biggest tech events for me last week was Facebook Graph Search. If you haven’t heard about this, you better to catch up. There are tons of articles about new Facebook Graph search, but service is still in the Beta phase. You can submit for Beta here and…

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BOM 101: 5 “Don’ts” for Bill of Materials Management

BOM 101: 5 “Don’ts” for Bill of Materials Management

BOM is fascinating. After posting 3 Modern BOM Management Challenges a week ago, I keep getting back to Bill of Materials management topic.¬† If you missed my previous BOM 101 posts, here are links to get up to speed: BOM 101- The four pillars of every BOM management solution, BOM…

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IaaS, Cloud PLM and Disruptive Pricing

IaaS, Cloud PLM and Disruptive Pricing

PLM vendors are continuing to adopt cloud. I can clearly see a difference between people attitude for cloud solutions now and 4 years ago. Here is my simplistic definition of changes that happened for the last 4 years. The following sequence represents a typical reaction on “cloud PLM” for the…

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BOM 101: The four pillars of every BOM management solution

BOM 101: The four pillars of every BOM management solution

I suggest you an experiment. Invite two engineers and ask them to provide a definition for some of PDM/PLM related terms. I’d not be surprised if you will get more than two definitions. It is not unusual to spend lots of time during PLM software implementation meetings to define terms,…

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