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Why “collaborative change” can challenge PLM platforms?

Why “collaborative change” can challenge PLM platforms?

The only permanent thing in life is change. The same is very true for engineering projects. We are changing things all the time. New products are introduced as a modifications of existing ones. Customers are demanding improvements. Mistakes can happen. There are many situations when change is required. Teamcenter blog…

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Integration with manufacturing robots might be the next PLM challenge

Integration with manufacturing robots might be the next PLM challenge

Integration is one of the most painful aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. Especially when you need to integrate engineering, manufacturing planning and shopfloor systems. Usually it comes down to large number of data synchronization between each and every system in the loop. Integration failures can slow production process and…

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Visual Design Collaboration: Bundle vs Unbundle?

Visual Design Collaboration: Bundle vs Unbundle?

Collaboration in is an interesting topic. Whether you are a 3-person team or a 10,000 person OEM manufacturing company, some of the same rules for successful collaboration apply. The more you share what you know the more value it creates. To understand specific personal or use case context is absolutely…

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3 ways to break PLM social intertia

3 ways to break PLM social intertia

You might think “social trend” is over for enterprise product lifecycle management. PLM companies are not buzzing too much about social PLM these days. In my earlier post back in 2012, I shared my thoughts Why Social PLM 1.0 failed? One of my conclusions was that “social PLM” had low value…

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3 reasons why PLM cannot drain product data swamp

3 reasons why PLM cannot drain product data swamp

The amount of data around us is growing. The same applies to engineering and manufacturing companies. Our ability to collect data is astonishing. But we are failing to bring the right data in the right form and at the right time to people. Product lifecycle management software is often recognized…

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BOM and global manufacturing options

BOM and global manufacturing options

Everything becomes global these days. The same applies to manufacturing. It comes in variety of forms. To compete in a global market, manufacturing companies are looking how to leverage global locations for low cost labor, bringing manufacturing closer to customers across the globe and many others. These and many other…

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How PLM can simulate a potential hardware hack

How PLM can simulate a potential hardware hack

Products are getting more complex. Sensors, connected devices, cloud software – you can see these elements in almost every hardware product nowadays. Which brings an additional level of vulnerability into products we use. The story about hacking Jeep vehicle on a highway), made me think about how PLM software can prevent this situation. If…

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3D CAD for human bodies?

3D CAD for human bodies?

We often speak about design and lifecycle management complexity of products in automotive, aerospace, defense industries. But what about probably the most complex product – our body? The debates about our ability to understand human body are fascinating and inspiring. Many new technologies were created for the last decades to…

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The programming language to hack next PLM system

The programming language to hack next PLM system

Have you heard about hackathons? According to wikipedia, hackathon or “hack days” is an event where software engineers including designers, project managers and everyone else collaborate actively on a project. It is also a term that used for more organized innovative effort. Hackaton organizations goes back to roots of open…

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PLM – Need for Speed

PLM – Need for Speed

The conversation I started yesterday PLM vs Excel: Bullfight and Prohibition made me think again about reasons why Excel is constantly winning the competition with enterprise software. One of my readers compared Excel v PLM usage with situation where diversity of painting tools used – each one is more suitable for a particular…

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