Basics

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…

Share
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…

Share
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…

Share
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….

Share
How to measure PLM?

How to measure PLM?

Some of my PLM friends like to say – PLM is a journey and not some kind of software. Well, I’m not sure to agree about “journey”, but I can take PLM as a process. A process, which includes all stages of product development, manufacturing, support, and maintenance. And PLM…

Share
How many people in the world can speak PLMish?

How many people in the world can speak PLMish?

There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages in the world today. However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers. Guardian article Endangered languages: the full list is opening by shocking phrase that “the last two fluent speakers of the language Ayapaneco aren’t speaking to each other”. The article also…

Share
How to disconnect P(olitics) from PLM and Lifecycle Management

How to disconnect P(olitics) from PLM and Lifecycle Management

Innovation is usually one of the top goals on the way PLM projects are sold to manufacturing and industrial companies.CIMdata introduced the term Product Innovation Platform  a few years back, in partnership with Gartner and IDC. It was an answer on the challenges of complex product development and complexity of…

Share