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What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

What Would Happen If PLM Vendors Agree About Data Standards?

There is an elephant in the room – PLM vendors business models are built for data locking. You can hear vendors themselves are talking about it. Watch Aras SVP Marc Lind speaks about it here. Digital thread and digital transformation of manufacturing companies bring the question about standards (or interoperability)…

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Why PLM Stuck Between IT and Business?

Why PLM Stuck Between IT and Business?

One of the most popular discussions in the PLM domain is about what is PLM. The debates are going on and these discussions never disappoint.  PLM keeps driving controversy because of the high diversity of applications, people and companies involved. And when you have many players, you always find a…

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ConX19: Digital Lifecycle Challenges

ConX19: Digital Lifecycle Challenges

I’m heading to San-Diego this weekend to present at ConX19 organized by the Institute of Process Excellence. According to IpX, Check the agenda here. ConX19 will focus on enterprise transformation: ConX19 will include discussions and workshops that provide methods for enabling end to end enterprise transformation. Attendees will learn best…

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What PLM Vendor Can Really Provide Digital Thread Solution?

What PLM Vendor Can Really Provide Digital Thread Solution?

Image credit Aras.com Earlier this week, I published my Only Aras? article. Check this out. No doubt, Aras made a very impressive journey for the last decade with its enterprise open source business model. Combined with Aras technology, it allowed to Aras to move into the position to challenge top…

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Do we need a standard like PLCS to build a digital thread?

Do we need a standard like PLCS to build a digital thread?

Standards are like toothbrushes, a good idea but no one wants to use anyone elses. The history of engineering and manufacturing software is full of stories about standards. It came from usage oof different CAD file formats, later applied to a variety of data and database interoperability scenarios. There are…

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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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IoT platforms and PLM software landscape

IoT platforms and PLM software landscape

I continue to reflect on everything I’ve learned last week at PTC LiveWorx. One of the most important messages was the reassurance of how PLM is important in the overall strategy of digital transformation. According to Jim Hepplemann, CEO of PTC, there is no way you can digitally transform manufacturing…

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Manufacturing Web and the Future of Product Lifecycle

Manufacturing Web and the Future of Product Lifecycle

Earlier this week, I had a privilege to present at IDE 2019 Summer School. The topic Beyond Transformation and Digital Enterprise brought a wide range of discussions from big data, artificial intelligence, product lifecycle and variety of industry examples demonstrating applications current and future of these technologies. In my presentation…

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