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PLM platforms & digital transformation complexity

PLM platforms & digital transformation complexity

Digital transformation seems to be inevitable goal for enterprise companies these days. Manufacturing companies of different types and sizes are embarking into digital transformation journey. The truth is that few companies fully understand what they are getting themselves into. For most of these companies digital transformation sounds like a matter…

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PLM digitalization: how to create a new value?

PLM digitalization: how to create a new value?

Digital transformation is key initiative for many organizations these days. Every organization these days understands that there is no alternative and digital transformation is the only way to survive in a new data driven world. However, when it comes to actually projects and plans, digital transformation can bring lot of…

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Two decades of PLM SMB innovation and next steps

Two decades of PLM SMB innovation and next steps

One of the readers of my blog, raised the topic of PLM for SMB. Long time ago I was working at SmarTeam developing PDM and PLM solutions for mid-sized manufacturing companies. The following passage reminded me discussion about PLM for SMB that happened in the industry for almost 2 decades….

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Digital transformation is a better way to sell PLM stories

Digital transformation is a better way to sell PLM stories

Digital transformation is the process of fundamental changes of business and product development activities, processes processes and all manufacturing company assets to leverage full scope of digital technologies, accelerating impact and improving communication. You might think digital transformation is a super technology changes everything around. Actually not much… According to…

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Bi-directional digital twins?

Bi-directional digital twins?

I’ve been catching up on some reading during the weekend. The following article by Tech-Clarify caught my attention – Siemens Digital Twin strategy.  Jim Brown from Tech-Clarify is sharing his inside on Siemens PLM strategy. I found it interesting because it touches two modern trends (or buzzwords) you can hear…

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Model-based problems and emperor’s new clothes

Model-based problems and emperor’s new clothes

I thought it was only confused by Model-Based approach and terminology. I published Model-based confusion in 3D CAD and PLM article earlier this year and I’ve got some kind of mixed feedback. Model is a very powerful word. But it got overused and confused people looking for technology to help in everyday…

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Digital twins, PLM federation and fight for IoT data

Digital twins, PLM federation and fight for IoT data

Model-based is a topic in the air of many discussions about future digital transformation in engineering and manufacturing. I honestly admitted my confusion about “model-based” in my article earlier this year – Model-based confusion in 3D CAD and PLM. Jos Voskuil – one of the best advocates of systematic model-based…

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Why PLM is not ready for blockchain… yet

Why PLM is not ready for blockchain… yet

A specter is haunting PLM community – the specter of blockchain. As every new trend, it can have a potential to change business as usual and impact existing products and markets. While PLM market is fighting status quo and legacy platforms, every since new thing that can change the status quo…

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UCaaS integration with cloud CAD and PLM tool

UCaaS integration with cloud CAD and PLM tool

Modern manufacturing world is all about communication and networking. Companies are hiring engineers all over the world. Contractors and suppliers are global. Assembly shops are often located close to the distribution and customers. To design and manufacturing efficiently, manufacturing companies need to learn to communicate. And it means tools. What…

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