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Model-based confusion in 3D CAD and PLM

Model-based confusion in 3D CAD and PLM

Bad terminology is an enemy of good thinking. A running joke in PLM industry says that if you ask what is PLM in a meeting room, the number of answers is usually greater than number of people. PLM industry has a big terminology problem. It is hard to agree and…

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Cloud PLM, frictionless collaboration and IP protection

Cloud PLM, frictionless collaboration and IP protection

I shared my thoughts how collaboration technologies and product development can make a dent into current PLM development trajectories. Digital transformation brings lot of changes in our lives. Our daily routines are changing, the way we drive our cars, communicate with people, do banking and shopping are changing. So, the…

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Unclear data structures and demand for digital transformation in PLM

Unclear data structures and demand for digital transformation in PLM

One size doesn’t fit all. It is very true when it comes to anything related to manufacturing and engineering. Every manufacturing company believes that they are unique and all attempts of PLM vendors to convince them in opposite failed. Out of the box products, business practices, template, etc… you name…

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Big Data Opportunity and PLM Intelligence

Big Data Opportunity and PLM Intelligence

For the last year, I’ve been sharing my thoughts about something I call new PLM paradigm. PLM started few decades ago from controlling data of engineering department. It grew up, especially in a large companies as a discipline to control business process and to transform organizational performance. The last turned…

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On premise PLM, decentralization and cloud integrations

On premise PLM, decentralization and cloud integrations

Integration is a big deal during PLM implementation. I cannot recall any PLM implementation that went live without some sort of integration –  legacy databases, ERP software, PDM tools, you name it. Integration is always there and demand work and dedication to make it happen. Every PLM service company during…

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Decentralized PLM?

Decentralized PLM?

PDM (or PLM) was born as idea of centralization of data and processes under single roof (actually database).  Back 30-40 years the idea of central data storage combined with data and file control was very much appealing to large organization. Enterprise PDM and later PLM systems were born. Major PLM…

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