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How to replace old PLM software?

How to replace old PLM software?

One of the things that always amazed me is how long takes to convince engineers to change something in their environment. Typically, engineers’ relationships with CAD software is almost religious. Enterprise software such as PDM, PLM and ERP once installed used by manufacturing companies many years. Gizmodo article This Old-Ass…

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Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM is such of these topics that usually drives lot of debates. You can catch up on my very earlier article about “Single BOM” topic – Seven rules towards single Bill of Materials and Single BOM in six steps. I’ve learned a lot from manufacturing companies about how they use BOM and…

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Why PLM sales is stuck in overwhelming workflows

Why PLM sales is stuck in overwhelming workflows

PLM has deep roots into process and workflows. You can find pieces of process implementation everywhere – starting from CAD file lifecycle workflows and ending with complex business processes between engineering and manufacturing. I share some of my thoughts about complexity of workflow earlier – Why is hard to implement…

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Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Cloud is one of the top trending topics in PLM space. After initial resistance, all PLM vendors are currently supporting some sort of “cloud PLM”. The devil is in details and sometimes it is hard to understand what type of cloud software provided by a specific vendor. I published my comparison…

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Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Will cloud software prevent future design catastrophes similar to A380?

Large CAD and PLM projects are very complex. They can involve multiple organizations, thousands of engineers and high level complexity of data. To keep such organization moving is not a simple tasks. When it fails, it can create a huge problem. My attention was caught by blog articles “Catalogue of Catastrophe” –…

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Global manufacturing, configurable products and supply chain

Global manufacturing, configurable products and supply chain

Global manufacturing is not a new thing. It is almost a norm to see manufacturing companies are designing and engineering products in one place and then manufacturing it in multiple location. But the complexity of global manufacturing operations is increasing every year. New technologies, internet and connectivity is allowing to…

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PLM complex data and distributed information

PLM complex data and distributed information

Business environment is changing fast these days. For years, enterprise and manufacturing were very slow moving segments. Long production programs, dependencies on costly manufacturing shops, equipment and tools, slow decision process. All these factors together made manufacturing very conservative domain for technological disruption. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) programs took years…

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