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Why PLM sales are stuck in organizational politics?

Why PLM sales are stuck in organizational politics?

Last week I blogged about PLM selection politics. People are hard and political games in an organization are unavoidable.Existing PLM architecture demand significant preparation work to be done upfront – data modeling, process discovery and agreement, data mapping, legacy data cleaning and importing, etc. This is a big project and…

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PLM Selection Politics

PLM Selection Politics

Nobody ever got fired for buying from IBM. That was the story of enterprise PLM software for many years. PLM selection process is typically long and require some level of alignment between software vendor and company itself. Last few years of growth in manufacturing and fast growing number of alternative…

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PLM selection process: a blanket of fog and how to change it

PLM selection process: a blanket of fog and how to change it

To choose PLM is a difficult task. Usually it takes months and sometimes years. You wonder why it takes so long? Here is the a thing… A typical manufacturing company is usually in the situation when some PLM or ERP related decisions have been made before. It means there are…

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PLM implementations and customer requirements

PLM implementations and customer requirements

Talk to any manufacturing company and they can easy convince you that their products, environment, engineering and manufacturing processes are unique. I’ve been in these conversations many times. This conversations and following PLM implementation can get ugly. It might lead to significant PLM configuration and customizations. And the result is an increased cost of…

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Why PLM platform need to support inefficient organizational rituals?

Why PLM platform need to support inefficient organizational rituals?

Change management and PLM implementations are hard. You can check some of my earlier blogs to catch up on the topic.  – PLM implementation and organizational change and PLM and death spiral of cultural change. I also recommend you to check Jos Voksuil’s articles – Our brain blocks PLM acceptance and PLM and…

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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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