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Cloud CAD and Offline Internet

Cloud CAD and Offline Internet

I had a chance to attend Google I/O extended 2015 event in Cambridge, Mass yesterday. If you follow up Google I/O, you might be already up to the speed with all Google announcements around Android, Wear, Internet of Things, Photo, etc. If not, check Google I/O 2015. What caught my special…

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Re-imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time?

Re-imagining PLM: One Business Process at a Time?

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins shared her (almost) traditional presentation about internet trends yesterday. The presentation is available here – don’t miss that. In my opinion, if you follow technologies, this is “must see” piece of information. Among different topics, there is a whole section of presentation focused on enterprise…

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PLM without buzzwords

PLM without buzzwords

I’m in Dallas, TX for the next few days to attend Siemens PLM Connection 2015 conference. Teamcenter is one of the oldest brands in PLM software and I’m looking forward to learn more about that. One of the things that concerning me in PLM industry is a lack of differentiations….

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How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

How much does it cost to manage CAD data?

CAD files. Everyone who is dealing with design and engineering is familiar with this type of data. Large files, many dependencies, hard to store, share, change. That was the place where originally Product Data Management – PDM was born (if you long enough in this industry you might remember EDM…

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What PLM industry can learn from… Hollywood?

What PLM industry can learn from… Hollywood?

I’ve been reading a blog Getting PLM right: no one answer by Monica Schnitger. It is a slick writeup started from one of the most popular questions in PLM community – Why it makes my head hurt when I think I need/want/cloud use/maybe should think about PLM implementations? Monica speaks about…

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BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which you are buying software subscription and software is typically centrally hosted. Here is a potentially big news – SaaS model is proliferating into manufacturing. Welcome Product-as-a-Service (don’t be confused with PaaS- Platform as a service). According to IDC report, manufacturing…

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The optimal org size is shrinking. Will manufacturing follow?

The optimal org size is shrinking. Will manufacturing follow?

Traditional manufacturing companies are associated with large manufacturing facilities, manufacturing equipment and significant initial investment to take business off the ground. It is still true in many aspects. At the same time, manufacturing is changing. It becomes smaller, more agile and global. In addition to that, changes in IP ownership…

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Product cost management and global manufacturing

Product cost management and global manufacturing

Product cost is the top priority for every manufacturing organization in the world. It can be large OEM or small hardware startup. To figure out how to manage and control product cost is absolutely important. I’ve been touching cost management earlier on my blog – CAD, PLM and Product Cost and…

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PLM and ERP: Separated by a common Bill of Materials (BOM)

PLM and ERP: Separated by a common Bill of Materials (BOM)

Yesterday, I had a privilege to share my thoughts about Bill of Materials and BOM management during my keynote at ProSTEP iViP Symposium in Stuttgart. That was my first time at ProSTEP conference. The first day is over. I will be publishing  updates in my live blog here. The discussion…

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