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PLM business opportunities in the “new normal” time

PLM business opportunities in the “new normal” time

It is time for roller-coaster emotions. I feel like I’m toggling all the time between several states of mind – as a father in my early 50s, I’m concerned about my children if I will get sick, as a startup founder (openbom.com), I’m concerned how to take our team and…

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Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Joint Ventures

Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Joint Ventures

Digital transformation introduces new technology to solve problems in many industries. Manufacturing is not foreign to this trend. Digital transformation is easily explained as a move from paper to paperless. While it is easy to grasp, you can think that most design, engineering and production planning is already digital as…

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Rethinking PDM/PLM Architectures After COVID19

Rethinking PDM/PLM Architectures After COVID19

I grew up in a country where supermarkets and grocery shops shelves were empty. Your best luck was to the time when do you need to come to the store to buy something after standing in the queue. Even the fundamental reasons for empty shelves in the U.S. and other…

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Are PLM conferences dead?

Are PLM conferences dead?

Conference business is tricky. In the world where information is available with a single click on your computer or mobile device, you need to have a good reason to push yourself to a flight (sometimes to a different country) and attend the conference. The amount of conferences I’m going these…

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Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Global Product Lifecycle Data And Cradle-to-Cradle’ Supply Chains

Process improvement was the goal of PLM projects for many years. Streamline processes in product delivery, end to end lifecycle support, expanding beyond engineering and many other themes came in the scope of what PLM vendors advertised as a big value behind PLM. The modern manufacturing process is a complex…

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Push, Pull, Master Data, and Digital PLM Continuum

Push, Pull, Master Data, and Digital PLM Continuum

A single version of the truth is one of the most powerful PLM paradigm development for the last two decades. It is easy to explain – just think about all the information you need in a single place. But it is not very easy to implement. Data is siloed, companies…

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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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