Archive for November, 2014

Integration is still the major challenge in PLM adoption

Integration is still the major challenge in PLM adoption

I want to continue the discussion about data ownership and synchronization between islands of information in a company. EBOM and MBOM synchronization I mentioned in my previous post is probably the most typical one. But there are many others. Supply chain, contract manufacturing, regulation, customer support and services – this is…

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Engineering change and EBOM to MBOM synchronization complexity

Engineering change and EBOM to MBOM synchronization complexity

MBOM (Manufacturing BOM) is a tough problem. Initially, you might think about it as an easy problem. Especially, since companies are managing MBOMs in MRP/ERP systems for a while. However, I think, the time when MBOM was simply originated in MRP system to fulfill demand planning and production orders are…

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Why all PLM software will be SaaS soon?

Why all PLM software will be SaaS soon?

I’ve be sharing many of my thoughts about how different cloud technologies can be used to implement PLM. Nevertheless, once in a while, I’m also getting comments and questions about acceptance of cloud PLM for large companies. Usually, it comes in the intersection of security and readiness of large manufacturing companies…

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Mass customization is the real reason for PLM to want MBOM

Mass customization is the real reason for PLM to want MBOM

Data ownership is an interesting topic. Our life is getting more digital every day and we are asking many interesting questions about who owns data about us. Who owns the data about our Facebook profiles, who owns social media data we created and many others. While still there are some…

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How to find sweet spot of future PLM UX improvements

How to find sweet spot of future PLM UX improvements

The days of ugly UI are in the past. The trend that started from website design, mobile UI and intuitive consumer application is coming to enterprise software. Users of enterprise software are also consumers and it is hard for them to tolerate bad user experience of software they work every…

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What will influence PLM in 2015?

What will influence PLM in 2015?

2015 is just around the corner. Typically, it is a good time to come with some ideas about what are those trends that will become visible and important for the industry. Today, I want to look in my crystal ball and think what are trends that will influence product lifecycle…

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Thoughts about BOM ownership

Thoughts about BOM ownership

The Engineering.com publication about PLM taking ownership of MBOM ignited few discussions online about Bill of Materials, BOM Management and co-existence of multiple enterprise systems. My first thought was that all of them will have to rethink the way BOM is synchronized between systems. This is not a new problem. Any…

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Social PLM: How to pull a trigger?

Social PLM: How to pull a trigger?

In my yesterday blog, I shared some of my thoughts about “Facebook at Work” and potential impact on engineering and manufacturing software. It made me think again about all discussions and stories related to social software trend and social PLM. Social was trending topic 3-4 years ago. Many new companies were…

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How CAD and PLM vendors will compete with “Facebook at Work”

How CAD and PLM vendors will compete with “Facebook at Work”

Social software was hot topic in engineering software ecosystem for the last few years. The results are somewhat mixed. Start-up companies and well established CAD/PLM vendors learned by mistakes, some of them failed and some of them is still in process of developing new type of collaborative engineering software. I…

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