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Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Internet is changing everything in our lives. And it includes manufacturing ecosystem. I shared my thought about how networking will change design, engineering and manufacturing. You can catch up on my earlier articles – PLM and new manufacturing in networked world; Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks; Future product lifecycle and digital…

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Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

Thoughts about PLM and Cloud Adoption 2017

While PLM research and analytic companies are running cloud PLM surveys to understand what causes slow cloud PLM adoption, manufacturing industry segment is ahead of others in adoption cloud technologies. Navigate to the following link – Cloud Computing Trends 2017 and check-out few interesting diagram published there. The one that captured by…

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Demystification of “Monolithic PLM” Marketing

Demystification of “Monolithic PLM” Marketing

In the past “monolithic” thing has a strong association with a power. Wikipedia article – List of largest monoliths brings references to biggest stones used in construction and superpower you needed to have to make it happen in production. But in software, monoliths and monolithic architecture are becoming a symbol…

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COFES 2017 – My Favorite Roundtables

COFES 2017 – My Favorite Roundtables

The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES) will take place later this week in sunny Scottsdale, AZ. The timing is everything. For the last ten years, traveling to COFES from snowing and raining Boston is always an adventure that turns you mind in a different mode. So, from…

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Hardware development complexity for small teams

Hardware development complexity for small teams

Agile methods are trending these days. As companies are more focusing on speed then ever, the question how iterate fast and deliver better results is the one manufacturing companies and teams of every size are facing every day. In my recent blogs, I’ve been sharing some ideas how agile methods…

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How change complexity is killing PLM

How change complexity is killing PLM

Lifecycle management is one of the most fundamental value propositions PLM systems are selling. The ability to manage lifecycle of the product information – product data, its states, changes and related process is a quintessential characteristic of PLM. And despite many issues related to complexity of implementations, cost and the need…

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Next PLM marketing battle – monolithic system

Next PLM marketing battle – monolithic system

PLM is getting more competitive these days. Cloud technology development, SaaS applications and new business models injected competitive energy between old established PLM vendors, growing vendors and startups. Established PLM vendors learned how out-market cloud PLM newcomers. Debates about “true cloud” are interesting, but not very productive and PLM industry pretty…

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PLM Cloud Sales and Timing

PLM Cloud Sales and Timing

Engineering software is slowly moving towards cloud. Vendors, industry pundits and even customers are in a full agreement that cloud is the future. At the same time, the key question everyone is trying to answer is “when”. Earlier today, analytic and research company CIMdata was organizing the webinar to introduce…

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Connected PLM – buzzword or differentiation?

Connected PLM – buzzword or differentiation?

Marketing can be boring. But not when it comes to competitive clashes and differentiation game. And, PLM is getting even more competitive then ever. Nobody wants to sell plane bagels and PLM vendors are trying to create a differentiation stories. There are different ways to create differentiation. You can create a…

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Is bi-modal PLM a Fad or Silver Bullet?

Is bi-modal PLM a Fad or Silver Bullet?

To implement PLM isn’t an easy project. Especially when it comes to large PLM implementations going beyond document management control and CAD files lifecycle. These PLM implementations are usually multi-year endeavors involving IT personnel, business and PLM consulting, PLM vendors and service companies. What is the right architecture and strategy…

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