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PLM buzzword detox?

PLM buzzword detox?

How many times you stuck in PLM meeting by saying “What I actually mean is… “. PLM has one big problem of terminology. Earlier this week, I came across funny article on LinkedIn – Don’t make people feel stupid – drop jargon (Tomas Bay). I found also original Thomas Bay…

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What PLM tech is missing to get to markets of one?

What PLM tech is missing to get to markets of one?

Remember discussions about mass production and mass customization? I’ve been following this topic for quite some time from very early – The role of PLM in mass customization and morel recent articles Cloud CAD/PLM and mass customization future. Including few very specific topic speaking about role of Bill of Materials integration and…

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PLM stretch towards ERP?

PLM stretch towards ERP?

It is not a secret that PLM has strong roots in engineering. PLM was born as an extension of CAD and engineering business. Expanding from CAD, PDM and engineering was a very logical approach, but it created high level dependencies between PLM and engineering disciplines. Some of you might disagree,…

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Will PLM digital transformations fail because of enterprise data ownership?

Will PLM digital transformations fail because of enterprise data ownership?

Digital transformation is a new darling of technological marketing PLM. It is promising to transform processes and organize data and work in a much better way than companies did before. Imaging all changes in our consumer live in driving, communicating, shopping now applying to business transformation. I’m very much excited…

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Hosted PLM and the problem of cloud integration

Hosted PLM and the problem of cloud integration

Once upon a time, PLM and cloud things were not friends. PLM companies were telling that cloud is not secured and manufacturing companies will never trust their IP to cloud services. But things have changed. Autodesk was the first vendor who open cloud PLM pandora box back in 2011. And since…

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PLM and Future Global Master Product Data

PLM and Future Global Master Product Data

My recent article Can we liberate product data from PLM vendors and dissolve it with digital thread raised a good number of questions, comments and discussions online and offline. I learned something – each time you touch the nerve of data ownership and value creation process, it will raise questions. And…

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Future of PLM beyond complex answers from nostalgic PDM experts

Future of PLM beyond complex answers from nostalgic PDM experts

PLM was started few decades ago and it looks like coming to some sort of mid-life crisis. I can see it by an increased number of questions about PLM challenges, accumulated problems, regrets about past projects and challenges in existing implementation. There is growing number of questions about  ability of…

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Top PLM challenges for 2019

Top PLM challenges for 2019

Holiday Season is over and New Year is here. As we move forward we look at 2019 and what challenges it can bring. The ultimate measure of the leader is not where he stands in the moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenges. Thinking…

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