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Four P’s of future Product Lifecycle Management

Four P’s of future Product Lifecycle Management

Since I shifted my focus on PLM consulting, I had a chance to meet and talk to many people about PLM. Some of them are using PLM system and like it, some of them are hating PLM systems. And guess what, many of them have no idea how PLM can…

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Who’s ready to manage complexity of BOM for connected cars?

Who’s ready to manage complexity of BOM for connected cars?

The complexity of modern manufacturing products is skyrocketing. It is hard to imagine a product without electronic and software components. But if you think, industry reached the top of imaginable complexity, think again. It gets even more complicated. The future of “connected cars” is coming fast. Modern automobile is already…

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Growth hacking PLM sales

Growth hacking PLM sales

Enterprise sales is one of the most conservative things in sales eco-system. Despite many changes that happened in our life for the last 10-15 years, this particular experience doesn’t change much. You probably heard best recommendation about how to stop “PLM sales” calling you – buy something from these guys….

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Brutal reality of process management for hardware startup

Brutal reality of process management for hardware startup

Startup company and process management. These are probably two most conflicting definitions you might think about. Everyone is familiar with famous Zuckerber’s statement – move fast and break things. How process management can survive in such environment? Although Facebook is more careful these days about “breaking things”, startups are still…

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Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

The era of mass production is near the end. The demand for mass customization is coming. We can see signs of customizable products everywhere – e-commerce configurators, personalization in apparel industry, individual shoe design, personalization in medical devices etc. At the same time, the opportunity around mass-customization is facing challenges…

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PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

When it comes to PLM and ERP, you may always get some feeling of rivalry at the air. PLM and ERP domains are not competing. However, ERP and PLM vendors are clearly competing for customers strategic mindset. After all, it always comes to the competition for strategic budget allocation. For many…

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How many execs will be killed by Frankensoft PLM platforms?

How many execs will be killed by Frankensoft PLM platforms?

I’ve been following CIMdata PLM roadmap for HTE event on twitter yesterday. Navigate to the following link if you want to see tweets. One of the topic that CIMdata put on the agenda was “PLM platformization”. You can take a deep look on what is behind CIMdata’s fancy definition of “platformization” by navigating…

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How people born after 1985 can influence PLM

How people born after 1985 can influence PLM

Culture can eat strategy for breakfast and technology for lunch. When it comes to PLM, the implementation and organizational alignment are major risk factors. To change organization is hard and to shift it towards using new tools and processes is even harder. I recently wrote about it in my blog…

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PLM and Big Data Trends

PLM and Big Data Trends

I have an unusual post for this weekend. It is related to big data stories on my blog. Big Data trend is getting stronger. Together with IoT it represents set of some very innovative initiatives in PLM. For the last few weeks I had a chance to blog few times…

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3 reasons why big data is a big challenge for PLM

3 reasons why big data is a big challenge for PLM

Data was always a core part of what manufacturing does. Manufacturing companies have lots of data. According to Joanna Schloss of Dell Software, manufacturers are literally sitting on big data dynamite of potential revenues and opportunities driven by data initiatives. Joanna Schloss is  subject matter expert on business intelligence and…

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