Happy New Year, OpenBOM & 10 years of Beyond PLM

Happy New Year, OpenBOM & 10 years of Beyond PLM


Dear Friends,

2017 was an important, challenging and successful year for me. As we move into 2018, I wanted to share some of my personal thoughts and updates with you.

I super trilled to share that my new venture – OpenBOM made a great progress in 2017. Together with my team, I brought OpenBOM to traction with thousands of users and happy customers. OpenBOM is brining many of my ideas about future cloud tools for engineering and manufacturing and I’m very much excited about it.

I believe that cloud technologies and business models will make a revolution in the way manufacturing companies are doing business. Below is the map of OpenBOM users, which speaks for itself. And we are just at the beginning…

I also want to share some updates about Beyond PLM blog. I’m super happy that I managed to have my daily blogging schedule at Beyond PLM.  Despite all my business schedules and family health emergency. One more time, thank you so much for all support messages! Really appreciate it. I kept OpenBOM up and running. Some of my Beyond PLM goals related to PLM Book and guest blogging moved to 2018 and I really sorry about that. Please accept my apology for some of the emails I didn’t answer yet. Nothing is lost and I will get back on track.

This year Beyond PLM will celebrate 10 years anniversary. I started to blog in the middle of 2007 and it took me few months to figure out my first idea about Daily PLM Think Tank blog. I checked some of my old blogs. It was funny and interesting to read what you wrote almost 10 years ago. Here is the link to December 2008 blog articles. After reading some of them including comments, I have to say that I need start brining back some of these ideas to life. Which reminded me my – Why engineering technology has 10 years adoption cycle blog from 2013.

To write a blog daily is a big challenge and I’m happy to share that I maintained my daily schedule since December 2008. I checked my WordPress stats and it has 2,537 blogs for 9 years (which is about 280 / year). It means I did on average 5.4 blogs each week. I have also ~10K comments, which means on average 4 comments for each blog. All these numbers didn’t include my blogging activity on LinkedIn, which for the last few years became an important place to discuss Beyond PLM articles. I recommend you to check comments in my LinkedIn profile – I found people are much more active to comment on LinkedIn recently.

For conclusion, I wish you all a happy, healthy and safe New Year. Look forward to be with you and share my updates, ideas and thoughts.

Happy New Year 2018!

Best, Oleg

Want to learn more about PLM? Check out my new PLM Book website.

Disclaimer: I’m co-founder and CEO of OpenBOM developing cloud based bill of materials and inventory management tool for manufacturing companies, hardware startups and supply chain. My opinion can be unintentionally biased.



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