Archive for August, 2013

PDM 101: Engineering Document Management Fallacy

PDM 101: Engineering Document Management Fallacy

We love new technologies and trends. However, from time to time, I want to get back to basic topics of engineering and manufacturing software. The topic I’d like to discuss today is Engineering Document Management (EDM). This post was triggered by DM vs. EDM¬†article by Scott Cleveland on 2PLM letter….

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PLM and Oracle New Full Text Query

PLM and Oracle New Full Text Query

Are you familiar with 1% internet rule? It is also called 90-9-1 principle. According to this rule, only 1% of internet users are actively involved into content creation. Even 1% percent rule cannot be applied as-is to enterprise, my hunch retrieval of data (or data access) becomes more and more…

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Cloud and Traditional PLM Industries Trajectories

Cloud and Traditional PLM Industries Trajectories

The cloud trend is shifting the direction. Only few years ago, we’ve been saying cloud focus is on consumer applications and public web. Lately we said – cloud clearly will impact small and medium business first. However, it looks like cloud will are going to see future shifts sooner than…

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Will PLM manage enterprise BOM?

Will PLM manage enterprise BOM?

Bill of Materials is a huge topic. It is hard to underestimate the importance of BOM management in general as well as specifically for PLM systems. I’ve been blogging about BOM many times. Use this custom Google search to browse my previous beyond PLM articles about BOM. One of the…

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Why graph analyzes will rule PLM in the future?

Why graph analyzes will rule PLM in the future?

PLM is all about data. It is about products, requirements, configurations, Bill of Materials, CAD Models manufacturing instructions and zillions of other documents. What is specially interesting about product lifecycle is the fact how data is interconnected. When you think about CAD model, assemblies and drawings, the relations are mostly…

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The role of PLM in mass customization

The role of PLM in mass customization

Product customization is one of the trends that changing the manufacturing landscape these days. Mass production was a mainstream for many manufacturing companies and industries. The appearance of configurable products and manufactured end items was limited. One of the most visible examples of customization in production was Dell. However, even…

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Who will take on PLM legacy data?

Who will take on PLM legacy data?

Legacy data it painful. Speak to anybody in the business of PDM/PLM implementation and they will tell you that importing existing (aka legacy) data is complicated, time consuming and after all very expensive task. It can easy cut your implementation profits and to increase project time. In past, I was…

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Midsize PLM: Forget old SaaS, new cloud is coming to disrupt you?

Midsize PLM: Forget old SaaS, new cloud is coming to disrupt you?

The technology trends are interesting these days. You think what can be more disruptive than cloud. Indeed, cloud, social and mobile are there major trends and forces to drive innovation in enterprise organizations now. However, here is the thing – I can see more and more confirmations about readiness of…

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Will PLM unlock cloud search?

Will PLM unlock cloud search?

You probably remember my earlier post –¬†PLM cloud concerns and dropbox reality for engineers. My hunch of the corporate reality – data is moving to the cloud. Against rules, procedures, security concerns and corporate policies. USB sticks provided similar data transfer transparency during the last decade. Now it happens with…

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The future of efficient PLM processes

The future of efficient PLM processes

Processes. Every organization is driven by processes. Even if you don’t have any process management systems, processes are there. You probably manage them using paper trails – this is not very efficiently for 21st century :). I know lots of organizations are running their organizational processes using email – this…

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