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‘Fast data’ and product lifecycle management in distributed environments

‘Fast data’ and product lifecycle management in distributed environments

The amount of digital data is growing at an exponential rate.  We are doubling data every two year. The rate at which we’re generating data is rapidly outpacing our ability to process and handle it. Manufacturing companies are capturing data from so many places these days – design and engineering…

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3 levels of PLM openness

3 levels of PLM openness

Monica Shnitger article Openness — will you know it when you see it? made me think again about PLM and openness. The article brings two important reasons why openness is important. It is about sustainability and interoperability. The following two passages can explain that. For me, it’s that first one: sustainability. We…

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Future trajectories of PLM and AI platforms

Future trajectories of PLM and AI platforms

Happy Friday! Let me think about future PLM moonshot. I want to talk about intersection of product lifecycle and AI. Have you heard about AI (artificial intelligence) recently? Grab few hours during coming weekend and do that. The AI is trending again. I’m saying again mostly for my friends who might remember AI…

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Product lifecycle, e-commerce & distributed ledger

Product lifecycle, e-commerce & distributed ledger

Once upon a time, product lifecycle was mostly focusing on design and engineering problems. This is not true anymore. These days, product lifecycle management solutions are expanding to marketing, sales, service, maintenance and more. As a result of the expansion, manufacturing companies are looking how to leverage internet, online distribution and e-commerce….

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Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed environment is a new reality in manufacturing and it creates many new challenges. You can argue that manufacturing companies were using suppliers and multiple manufacturing locations for the last several decades. What changed? Actually a lot. What we can see is a speed and complexity by distribution. The old…

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Sci-fi products, digital transformation & fax machine

Sci-fi products, digital transformation & fax machine

The number of new technologies developed for the last decade is amazing. Video, mobile, communication, self-driving cars… what else? The video of recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing on a drone ship at sea made me think about  sci-fi books of Ayzek Azimov back in my school time. Product development technologies are…

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What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

Terminology is important. You don’t want customers to get confused with the wrong term or technological buzzword. Unfortunately, some of technological terms today are converting into marketing buzzwords and require future clarification. Cloud is one of them. SaaS, Cloud, Public, Private, etc. Last year, I’ve been trying to demystify PLM…

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AI can remove mental load of PLM workflows

AI can remove mental load of PLM workflows

PLM software is hard to interact with. I think the hardest part is PLM workflows. Usually very sophisticated it creates a complex jungle of choice, buttons and diagrams. But if you think about it, the goal is pretty simple – to communicate with people about information and decision making process….

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