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Is there a value in PLM data standards?

Is there a value in PLM data standards?

Standards are important. They play an important role in our life. There are a different type of standards. There are government, industry, city and professional standards. There are standards for environmental impact (filtering of exhaust fumes), food (labeling), transportation (rail track), information (ISBN), accounting standards (GAAP). There are many professional…

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From Interoperability to Open Data Model in Manufacturing

From Interoperability to Open Data Model in Manufacturing

Remember old days of engineering software? It was the time of proprietary data formats and interoperability solutions. These days aren’t completely over, but the discussions about interoperability between applications are switching gears. There are enough solutions in the market to translate one proprietary format to another. This is not a…

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From PLM consulting to influencer marketing

From PLM consulting to influencer marketing

Unless you’ve been living under the rock for the last five years, you’ve heard a word – influencers at least once. Or maybe you’ve heard about influencer marketing. It is a form of social media activity that became very popular.  It involves endorsement from influencers, people and organizations that possess…

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Legacy and Future Ready PLMs

Legacy and Future Ready PLMs

Few days ago I talked about the opportunity to create a Future Proof PLMs. If you missed my article, take a look here. CIMdata commentary about resilient PLM platforms capable to sustain future changes suggested Aras found a holy grail of PLM – a system that can be updated and…

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PLM Digital Value Chain

PLM Digital Value Chain

I’m coming to PI PLMx 2019 San-Diego. If you never heard about PI PLMx, check it out here. One of the very few vendor-independent events in PLM, engineering and manufacturing software. This year event is focusing on my favorite topic – value chain. Back in 2012, I wrote a blog…

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Future-proof PLMs

Future-proof PLMs

One of the biggest competition is competition with the status quo. Exactly one year ago, I wrote about legacy PLM. I found interesting to see how PLM vendors are attacking so-called “legacy” platforms. The definition of a legacy platform is somewhat vague. Here is the one from last year: Legacy…

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Can we measure the PLM journey?

Can we measure the PLM journey?

My last week article about How to Measure PLM? surprised me by th number of comments for pros and cons. Check LinkedIn discussion out here. It took me some time to digest and to think why some people and companies like the idea to be measured and some don’t. The…

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What is the right system for maintenance BOM?

What is the right system for maintenance BOM?

Have you heard about XaaS? Not yet.. You better catch up. Even if you’re not familiar with the buzzword, you most probably heard about total moving into service business model. The XaaS abbreviation basically tells you that everything becomes a service. It means one of the biggest business transformations is…

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What PLM can learn from twenty years of Amazon AI

What PLM can learn from twenty years of Amazon AI

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are making headways these days in many industries. PLM marketing materials are full of AI and ML buzzwords and promise how new tech will make it different. Analysts and researches are coming to outline PLM and AI opportunities. This is just one the many examples…

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