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Heavy customized systems is a potential barrier for future PLM platform progress

Heavy customized systems is a potential barrier for future PLM platform progress

It usually takes time to implement PLM system. One of the reasons for that is heavy customization and adaptations of PLM products to the needs of a specific manufacturing company. Although vendors are can still arguing about differences between configurations and customizations, customers are just looking for how make a…

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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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Will innovation platforms produce real innovation?

Will innovation platforms produce real innovation?

Innovation is trending these days. Companies are considering innovation as a single most powerful competitive advantage. Industry researchers and software vendors are responding to the trend – all products are re-positioned as innovation platforms. You can see it in one of my earlier articles – Sweet dreams about product innovation…

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Enterprise PLM competition and musical chairs game

Enterprise PLM competition and musical chairs game

Engineering.com article Winners and Losers When Industry Giant Bosch Consolidates CAD and PLM shed some lights on the recent announcement of Bosch “to standardize” its PLM infrastructure and tools. …industrial giant Bosch announced that the company’s Electrical Drives division decided to standardize main parts of its PLM arsenal in terms of…

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