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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…

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PLM “show me the money” – practical use cases

PLM “show me the money” – practical use cases

In my article last week – How to avoid “focus on business” cliche in PLM sales , I introduced typical PLM business use cases. One of my readers commented by saying that in general you cannot escape the cost of running processes. Main cost factors are 1/ process development and 2/…

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How to avoid “focus on business” cliche in PLM sales

How to avoid “focus on business” cliche in PLM sales

Yesterday, I shared my thoughts about PLM “Always be competitive” that was triggered by blog article of Sami Grönstrand of Outotec. We exchange few messages and then I stumbled on another Sam’s writeup – PLM. Cloud first? Model Based first? API first? I say: Business first. A term “business” is recently…

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PLM ABC (Always Be Competitive)

PLM ABC (Always Be Competitive)

Each product has its lifecycle going from phases of introduction, growth, maturity and decline. It applies to both sides of the table in PLM – manufacturing companies and PLM vendors. Today, I wan to talk more about PLM vendors. SharePLM blog article ABC of Product Management by Sami Grönstrand made me…

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Model-based confusion in 3D CAD and PLM

Model-based confusion in 3D CAD and PLM

Bad terminology is an enemy of good thinking. A running joke in PLM industry says that if you ask what is PLM in a meeting room, the number of answers is usually greater than number of people. PLM industry has a big terminology problem. It is hard to agree and…

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A guide to develop a universal PLM  project narrative

A guide to develop a universal PLM project narrative

To define PLM can be a tough job for manufacturing organizations. Usually, my practical recommendation to manufacturing companies is not to be concerned how to define PLM. As I told many time, every company does PLM, but just calls it differently. For many years, I’ve been collecting variety of PLM…

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PLM and Bad People

PLM and Bad People

For decades People, Process and Technology triad was a foundation to solve business problems. Entire frameworks  and methodologies were created around the simple concept that getting each of these three areas correct and functioning in concert will ensure smooth business operations and cross discipline alignment. Billions of dollars were spent…

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PLE: do we really need another acronym in PLM? 

PLE: do we really need another acronym in PLM? 

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Very often we have the tendency to complicate things. We believe that sophistication means results and intelligence but it doesn’t. More information, options, productions, acronyms is not better. In fact, more information and complexity can make people disengage. PLM has the tendency to over complication….

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PLM-ERP tango

PLM-ERP tango

It takes two to tango. PLM vs. ERP discussions are often reminds me this idiom. Autodesk PLM blog article – PLM v. ERP – What’s the Difference and Why You Should Care took me back to a discussion about roles of PLM and ERP. It reminded me my 7 years old…

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