PLM Basics

10 thing you need to stop saying because you sound like PLM marketing robot

10 thing you need to stop saying because you sound like PLM marketing robot

The old joke says you can take any word from a terminological lexicon of manufacturing company and turn it into enterprise software. Just add “management” word… Product portfolio (management), Engineering change (management), Engineering document (management), Cost (management), Quality (management), Material requirement (management), etc… The reason for that is simple. After…

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PDM/PLM and Customization

Customization is a topic in Product Lifecycle Management that always raises discussions. There are multiple aspects related to customization of PLM systems, and I decided to explore them. In my view, the nature of PLM system customization is deeply related to engineering and product development aspects that in most of the…

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Why Do We Need PLM to Control Product Cost?

I’d like to continue discussing topics that create maximum confusion between PLM marketing and reality. Today, I want to talk about one, that probably in the top list of all manufacturers – product cost. Yes, you want it down, no doubt. If you will talk to PLM marketers, they will…

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Back to basics: Multi-CAD and PLM

How many CAD systems do you have in your development organization? I do believe more than one. And if you will think about your Product Lifecycle Management future, the obvious need is to connect your multiple CAD environment in the way allows you to manage all your design records, reference…

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Back to basics: PLM and Single Point of Truth?

I’m continuing with a set of ‘back to basics’ questions and discussion. My topic today is about singularity or what known in PLM as “a single point of truth”. I remember the time before computers were widely spread in engineering and manufacturing organizations and people used “Drawing on the wall”….

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Back to basics: Should PLM Take Control of Your BOMs?

I got a comment on my blog yesterday stating “back to basics”. Why do we discuss advanced stuff at the time very basic issues are still open and require our attention? At the same time, I had chance to see Arena’s web site is stating about “control of the BOMs”….

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Why Project Management is important for PLM?

I had chance to write about Project Management in the past. However, I decided to get back to this topic again. Few days I had chance to read CIMData press release “CIMdata Releases a Review of IFS’ Project-Based PLM Support Capabilities” and I found it extremely interesting even in broader…

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The PLM Industry most confusing buzzwords

The PLM Industry most confusing buzzwords

As part of my daily life, I’m monitoring PLM industry and technology. I found very interesting part of news – pitches from companies about Product Lifecycle Management achievements. After reading, at least 50 of such press-communications on monthly basis, I finally can conclude that “A Company is a leading provider…

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Do we have problem managing history and time in PLM?

I’d like to continue yesterday’s discussion about PLM basics and talk about our ability to manage history and time in Product Lifecycle Management. Since PLM is about *Lifecycles*, time and history are very fundamental pieces, I found that they are not actually managed at the appropriate level. Let’s look at…

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Do we need to fix PLM basics?

The weekend normally puts me into a much deeper thinking mode about what to discuss on PLMtwine. Since the post about Top Five Disappointing PLM Technologies, I’ve been thinking more about fundamental PLM elements, rather than about specific pieces of PLM. In additional, it was very interesting to see how…

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