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Cloud and Global PLM Stack Transformation

Cloud and Global PLM Stack Transformation

Cloud is here. Most industries are not questioning cloud technologies, applications and business models. But, in manufacturing and PLM, the story is a bit different. Earlier this week, I discussed Why big PLM vendors speak about cloud adoption. The conclusion, in a nutshell, is simple. Manufacturing companies are moving their…

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What will be PLM technology stack in 2020?

What will be PLM technology stack in 2020?

Earlier today, my attention was caught by PLM Stack article – Should you care about the programming language used in your PLM stack. Great question! Thanks, Yoann Maingon for asking. He gives an excellent review of various aspects of programming languages and purposes to use them, By analyzing a fit…

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What is needed to turn PLM into Digital Thread?

What is needed to turn PLM into Digital Thread?

There is no lack of PLM definitions in this world. From a very simple like the version provided by Al Dean almost 10 years ago to very complex such as CIMdata’s one – A strategic business approach that applies a consistent set of business solutions that support the collaborative creation,…

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PLM Data Commoditization

PLM Data Commoditization

For the last several weeks, we had a few very interesting discussions about PLM standards. Manufacturing companies are demanding standards from PLM vendors. PLM vendors aren’t very much excited about investing in PLM standard development. The elephant in the room is existing PLM vendors business models entirely dependent on the…

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Digital Lifecycle and Future PLM Networks

Digital Lifecycle and Future PLM Networks

Last week, I presented at ConX19 (Digital Lifecycle and Future PLM Networks) event organized by IpX – The Institute for Process Excellence. If you around for a long time, you might know IpX through the model known as CM2 focused on Configuration Management. With roots into military standards such as…

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From single siloed PLM to Knowledge Graphs and AI

From single siloed PLM to Knowledge Graphs and AI

AI is a new trend. It brings a new wave of technological disruption across industries. Think about Web and Mobile past trends. AI will bring huge dividends for organizations that will be able to harness new technology and introduce AI to their products and business processes. Everyone is coming after…

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Closed Open Source PLM?

Closed Open Source PLM?

Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the last decade, you’ve heard about open source software, hardware or anything else. As such, you might be exposed to discussions about open source PLM. The debates around open source PLM went down for the last several years. I think Aras was…

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PLM, supply chain collaboration and digital transformation

PLM, supply chain collaboration and digital transformation

There are different definitions and descriptions of what is Digital Transformation. From a very simple such as the process of using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences. To a very sophisticated you can find in this wiki page article, which…

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Future PLM AI-machines: a dream for top V.C. firms?

Future PLM AI-machines: a dream for top V.C. firms?

One of trending online articles on my list was the article Tomorrow’s Advance Man from The New Yorker featuring future plans of Mark Andreessen to win the world. Take your head out of everyday routine of engineering and manufacturing and try to open your eyes for the future. It was…

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