PLM Implementation

How Big Is Product Lifecycle Data?

Product-related data is one of the most important aspects of any PLM implementation. When you talk about PLM implementation, the topic of product-related data (or IP) is very often becomes a center of the conversation.  There are multiple sources of this type of data in the organization. In my view,…

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PLM and A Single Point Of Disagreement

When you talk to a sales person from one of the PLM companies, you for sure will be exposed to a “Single Point of Truth” vision. On the surface, you can see it as a very powerful message. What can be wrong with having a single point of truth on…

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What Is The Future Of CAD and PLM Standards?

I had chance to read the following publication on Develop3D – A New Common Data Standard. The author is discussing how life of CAD can be impacted and potentially improved by developing of a single CAD standard. In addition, I figure out that I used word “standard” many times commenting…

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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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6 Questions About Your Future Cloud CAD/PLM

Cloud is trending topic these days. During the last few months we had chance to see quite many examples of CAD/PLM vendors starting to speak about cloud computing, cloud applications and services. Autodesk, SolidWorks made a cloud related statements and announcements on their past user conferences. Large infrastructure providers are…

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Cloud and PLM Solution Evaluation

I think, Enterprise Software is not simple. And Product Lifecycle Management is not an exception and even one of the most complicated pieces of enterprise software. I had chance to discuss how to simplify PLM. However, today, I want to talk about how possible to evaluate PLM solution. Cloud computing, in…

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PLM Data, Identification and Part Numbers

I’d like to follow my yesterday post about PLM data modeling and talk about one of the issues that in my view are very important in PLM systems and implementations. The issue of identification or how it sometimes called “numbering system” is fundamental when you start thinking how to organize…

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Why Do We Need PLM Data Model?

I’d like to come with questions about the topic of PLM and Data Modeling. The idea of this discussion came out of some comments and conversation made on PLM Think Tank. Since, it was presented as a significant differentiation in the capability of PLM system(s) to make their job, I…

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PLM Challenges In The Global Product Development

I had chance to read The Practice of Global Product Development at MIT Sloan Management Review. You can find  the link to this article here. The original research was published back in 2006. The current article is dated November 2009. In this new work author Steven D. Eppinger and Anil…

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Manufacturer Priorities and PLM Integration Lock

I have chance to listed AMR’s Mike Burket interview during Siemens PLM Innovation Summit. It seems to me as a very interesting talk and slides about current PLM priorities. You can see it on this link. Thanks Dora Smith for this nice blog post, video and slides. One of the…

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