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What PLM platform has cloud API?

What PLM platform has cloud API?

Integration and connectivity was always one of the most important aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. It was never simple and never easy. There is no such thing as out-of-the-box integration and it is never easy. Variety of data sources, legacy systems, ERP configurations. You can continue the list to…

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Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Cloud is making its way into manufacturing industry. I’ve been watching this process for the last 5-7 years and I can clearly say that position of manufacturing companies is changing. From “there is no way we trust cloud applications”, manufacturing companies are moving into a reality of using cloud services for…

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Small manufacturers and search of simple solutions

Small manufacturers and search of simple solutions

Manufacturing innovation blog article – Challenge Forecasting for Very Small Manufacturers brings an interesting perspective on challenges for very small manufacturing companies. Here is a passage which caught by special attention: The top three challenges facing very small MEP clients over the next three years are: 1) Ongoing Continuous Improvement, 2)…

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Cloud PLM and off-price department store locations

Cloud PLM and off-price department store locations

In the past department stores were build around the idea that consumers will come to the store for inspiration and product discovery. Good old days are in the past now. These days, consumers are getting inspirations online and then coming to department store for products they want to buy. It…

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Collaboration in manufacturing networks

Collaboration in manufacturing networks

Manufacturing is under going tremendous transformation process. Build to order, speed and engagement with consumer are most important competitive factors. The challenge for manufacturing companies is to lower cost of products. At the same time, customers’ demand is mass-customization, which potentially increasing the cost. The speed of one click manufacturing…

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Will PLM go back to a toolkit approach?

Will PLM go back to a toolkit approach?

The debates about “out-of-the-box” OOTB PLM implementations seems to be endless. I posted many articles sharing opinion about OOTB PLM approach. You can read some of them  – The end of debates about out of the box PLM and 2 options for future out-of-the-box PLM. The opinions are very polarized. PLM…

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Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Internet is changing everything in our lives. And it includes manufacturing ecosystem. I shared my thought about how networking will change design, engineering and manufacturing. You can catch up on my earlier articles – PLM and new manufacturing in networked world; Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks; Future product lifecycle and digital…

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Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

While PLM research and analytic companies are running cloud PLM surveys to understand what causes slow cloud PLM adoption, manufacturing industry segment is ahead of others in adoption cloud technologies. Navigate to the following link – Cloud Computing Trends 2017 and check-out few interesting diagram published there. The one that captured by…

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Demystification of “Monolithic PLM” Marketing

Demystification of “Monolithic PLM” Marketing

In the past “monolithic” thing has a strong association with a power. Wikipedia article – List of largest monoliths brings references to biggest stones used in construction and superpower you needed to have to make it happen in production. But in software, monoliths and monolithic architecture are becoming a symbol…

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