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Why Quality Management can be low hanging fruit for cloud PLM?

Why Quality Management can be low hanging fruit for cloud PLM?

PLM can do everything. IoT is PLM, Digital Thread is PLM. The unfortunate behavior of sales people is to over-promise what Product Lifecycle Management software can do. So, it was very refreshing to see Tech-Clarity article Does Quality Management belong to PLM. Ebook and report are sponsored by Arena Solution. The…

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The hard things about simple PLM

The hard things about simple PLM

PLM is complex – the paradigm, definition, implementation, technology. Simplification of PLM is the discussion topic among PLM industry people and pundits. I can see it as a reflection of a broader “simplification trend” that came from consumer product, internet and mobile devices. In my view, this is one of the most…

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How to decouple PLM from our psychic system

How to decouple PLM from our psychic system

If you ask two engineers how to solve a problem, the odds are you can finish with three different solutions. When you ask engineers in engineering, manufacturing and support how to organize processes you end up with many options. People hate changes and to bring consensus is the hardest mission….

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What process can connect PLM and ALM tools?

What process can connect PLM and ALM tools?

  Software is eating the word. Our dependencies on software is increasing. Imagine your life without few software products you’re using on everyday basis. But here is the thing… software is changing traditional products around us. Think about a car. Just a few decades ago, a car was mostly mechanical…

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Are we approaching dead end of product data ownership?

Are we approaching dead end of product data ownership?

Who owns product data? Engineering.com article Moving Towards Product Innovation Platforms by Verdi Ogewell brings that question and share some interesting perspective on future of platforms in product development. The article is worth reading. My favorite passage is the one titled with “product development beyond PLM”. Product Development Beyond PLM. In…

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IoT futurism and PLM basics

IoT futurism and PLM basics

The Internet of Thing is coming and it capturing imagination and budgets of PLM vendors and manufacturing companies. Earlier this week, I raised the question – what is wrong with PLM of Things? The problem I see is related to building information silos. This is very similar to a “single…

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3 challenges to develop cloud storage and collaboration tools for engineers

3 challenges to develop cloud storage and collaboration tools for engineers

For the last few years, we’ve seen a number of attempts to develop specialized CAD data collaboration tools by leveraging cloud technologies. GrabCAD was probably the most successful one. More than one million engineers joined GrabCAD. In addition, before acquisition by Stratasys, GrabCAD developed cloud PDM tool – Workbench. Few…

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Will “cloud” change the way we integrate PLM and ERP?

Will “cloud” change the way we integrate PLM and ERP?

Integration has a very important role in PLM implementations. PLM is intended to manage design and engineering aspects of product development. ERP is intended to manage manufacturing resources, process and inventory. Therefore PLM and ERP are complementary. Most of PLM implementations I’ve seen in my life, required PLM-ERP integration. At…

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Multiple views of product lifecycle

Multiple views of product lifecycle

One size doesn’t fit all. This is very true for engineering and manufacturing. Product lifecycle is a term that I can hear a lot these days in conversations with industrial companies of any type and size. It is a thing manufacturing companies of different sizes are comfortable with. There are…

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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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