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Chaos Engineering and how to build next generation enterprise PLM

Chaos Engineering and how to build next generation enterprise PLM

How to build reliable PLM system? For long time, this topic is among the most often demanded requirement in engineering and manufacturing software. CAD and PLM software is extremely complex and it brings variety of issues related to reliability of software and its adoption. It is not unusual to see…

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Will IoT boost PLM adoption by small and medium companies?

Will IoT boost PLM adoption by small and medium companies?

Small manufacturing companies and enterprises always presented a weak point in the landscape of PLM implementations. While complex organizations demonstrated an increased value of broader PLM deployments, small and medium sizes companies were tough nut to crack – long sales cycle, complex IT and functional requirements, configuration and customization. All…

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How to win PLM SaaS race

How to win PLM SaaS race

Once upon a time companies didn’t use SaaS (cloud) software. I remember first time I said “cloud” world more than a decade ago during one of the meetings. It sounded completely crazy and nobody really understood what does it mean. And then changes started to happen. Gradually and then suddenly,…

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Digital transformation and PLM data quality

Digital transformation and PLM data quality

Manufacturing companies are preparing to move into digital future. Digital transformation is one of the most hot trends. And as I’ve been thinking about this transformation one thing came to my mind – what digital transformation means for data in manufacturing companies? The reality of manufacturing companies is complex set…

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How digital unbundling will destroy traditional PLM business

How digital unbundling will destroy traditional PLM business

“Digital” was a big word  last year and I think it will become even bigger trend in 2018. While some companies are in full speed adopting digital strategies and methods, other companies are still learning. Today I want to talk about PLM vendors and how their business might be negatively…

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Manufacturing shopfloor & digital transformation

Manufacturing shopfloor & digital transformation

The picture above shows 100 years old machining planning in Taber Manufacturing company. 100 years we have computers everywhere, including smart phone in our pocket. But the question – does it make manufacturing processes digital? Let’s talk about manufacturing shop floor, which is very much connected to engineering and manufacturing…

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Digital Networks and the End of Single Source of Truth

Digital Networks and the End of Single Source of Truth

One of my ‘burning questions” for PLM in 2018 is about value of data. Check my article (here). What PLM company will provide data is a new oil? I stated it many times – data is the new oil and industries will be transformed. However, there is something missing. While…

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5 burning questions for CAD / PLM tech in 2018

5 burning questions for CAD / PLM tech in 2018

It’s a new year outside. The time is running fast and we are moving towards 2018 with new questions about PLM technology and business. Even it might sounds like I have all the answers about CAD, PLM vendors, products, technologies and future trends, it is not true. While some CAD…

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3 things I learned from CIMdata cloud PLM research

3 things I learned from CIMdata cloud PLM research

Long time awaited(at least for me) cloud PLM research  made by CIMdata and sponsored by multiple PLM vendors was finally published last week. If you want to get a report, navigate to the following link and use free CIMdata registration. CIMdata research was made in partnership with top PLM vendors –…

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How manufacturing will switch to cloud PLM?

How manufacturing will switch to cloud PLM?

Believe it or not, each manufacturing company has PLM. If your company is in the business of design, product development and manufacturing, product lifecycle management is vital part of the product. You have to have it. Here is the thing… not all companies call it PLM or use PLM software….

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