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Why PLM is failing to manage multi-disciplinary BOM?

Why PLM is failing to manage multi-disciplinary BOM?

Products are getting complex these days. Look on every small electronic gadget in your hands. It is actually combined from multiple pieces – mechanical parts, plastics, electronic and software. Traditionally you are using separate tools to design these parts – MCAD, PCB design, software tools. Then it gets tricky a…

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What cloud CAD data management is right for me?

What cloud CAD data management is right for me?

The amount of data created in the cloud and transferred to the cloud is growing. You probably noticed few of my last blog posts about cloud CAD – The stage for cloud CAD competition and How CAD vendors “murdered” PDM business. CAD vendors are moving to the cloud, but the truth…

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Time off…

Time off…

I will taking time off with family next week. It is hard to pull the plug and disconnect from “Beyond PLM” thoughts. So, occasional PLM thoughts can come. However, don’t expect me to keep up with daily pace of writing. I’m sure to share all my PLM thoughts with you…

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How PLM will catch the wave of analytics

How PLM will catch the wave of analytics

Data has tremendous value for any manufacturing organization. Nobody can dispute that. One of value propositions of PLM is to have an access about product data and process information in a meaningful form. You can find lot of information about it online. Here is just one example. Navigate to Tech…

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Who will make PLM for eXtreme Manufacturing?

Who will make PLM for eXtreme Manufacturing?

I’m sure most of you are familiar with XP (Extreme Programming) – software development methodology, which intent to improve software quality and responsiveness to changing customer requirements. The history of XP goes back in the end of 90s. Despite very short history XP is very popular and it is hard…

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Manufacturing BOM is the next cool thing in PLM

Manufacturing BOM is the next cool thing in PLM

I’ve been doing data management system for the last 20 years. The one thing you learn very fast – 3D and visualization are cool. Data is boring. So, if you want to impress somebody (journalist, analyst, your boss… whoever else)  you need to create realistic representation of your future product….

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How to Dogfooding PLM in your Family Inc.

How to Dogfooding PLM in your Family Inc.

Dogfooding or “eating your dog food” is a fascinating topic. It came to us from computer software company. This slang word means use what you do in your own company. I know many people that passionate about PLM and trying to use it in many situation that going much beyond…

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Thoughts before ACE 2012: Why Aras PLM is different?

Thoughts before ACE 2012: Why Aras PLM is different?

I’m in Detroit today to attend Aras PLM user conference – ACE 2012. I’ve heard in the halls before conference that the theme of the conference – “Aras is different”. Few months before, Aras blogged about the same topic here. You can learn about the conference agenda by navigating to the…

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PLM and My Reading List

PLM and My Reading List

It is a long weekend in US. Even if my day-to-day business activities are not completely US oriented, I can feel some relaxing moments since yesterday. I was sorting out my bookshelf today. Since 3 months ago, I made myself switching completely to digital reading. Nevertheless, I found quite many…

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