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PLM Implementation Time Machine

PLM Implementation Time Machine

It’s so difficult to see what is going on when you’re in the middle of something? It’s only with hindsight we can see real things. In my blog How to afford the next PLM upgrade, I raised a question about the complexity of PLM system upgrades and what PLM architecture…

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The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of PLM

The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of PLM

Omne Trium Perfectum. Friday is a special day and I’m always trying to make Friday blog special. I’ve been thinking about the magic of number three. If you’ve been in communication for a long time, you’ve no doubt came across the phenomenon of the rule of three. It is very…

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The Bloodbath Of Debates About FFF And Revisions

The Bloodbath Of Debates About FFF And Revisions

There are very few topics in PLM vocabulary that can raise fewer debates that these three letters – FFF, which stands for Form, Fit and Function. Combined with Part Revision they can create a bloodbath of discussions. Earlier this week, Yoann Maingon made all PLM and Configuration Management pundits on…

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What Should Trigger BOM Revision?

What Should Trigger BOM Revision?

Change management is one of the fundamental elements of product lifecycle control. In a nutshell, it is all about changes. And when you do changes, you would like the system to track it and provide a way to differentiate between different revisions. The topic seems to be so obvious, so…

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How to avoid mistakes in Engineering BOM management

How to avoid mistakes in Engineering BOM management

My last week’s OpenBOM article How to Manage EBOM and MBOM () triggered a good discussion on LinkedIn and offline, which gave me the indication that the topic is far from conclusion. Check for comments on the LinkedIn article here. From my experience, there is no PLM implementation in the…

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How To Not Suck At PLM Sales?

How To Not Suck At PLM Sales?

There is something in the air these days about PLM. The awareness about PLM is growing and more companies are thinking that PLM might be a solution to solve the problem. These are good news for PLM vendors, consulting and service organizations. However, the PLM sales scene is very complex….

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