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PLM is good for small business. If you can afford it…

PLM is good for small business. If you can afford it…

To speak about value of PLM is a tough job. I did it many time in my previous life – single point of truth, information management, streamline processes, innovation, yada, yada, yada… Recent Engineering.com article – PLM and Managing a Company’s IT  by Jon Gable of Adaptive Corp. is very…

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Airbus PLM: data archeology & death by obsolescence

Airbus PLM: data archeology & death by obsolescence

Almost 10 years ago, Gartner defined IT obsolescence management as major emerging issue. Here is a passage from old the old article about that: By year-end 2010, more than one-third of all application projects will be driven by the need to deal with technology or skills obsolescence.  “Our research with thousands of…

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Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

The theme of user experience and UI improvements is not new. From time to time, the discussion about UI improvements are coming. From what I can see, there is one thing clearly changed recently. A decade ago, CAD and PLM vendors didn’t think that user experience is something that can…

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Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Are you familiar with famous definition of pornography used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart? Check Wikipedia article if you want to refresh your memory: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core…

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How “full digital” supply chain impact PLM

How “full digital” supply chain impact PLM

I’ve been catching up on reading over the weekend. One of the articles caught my attention. Forbes article by Kevin O’Marah of SCM World (formerly Gartner research) provided an interesting perspective on trends in supply chain based on just released SCM World annual Future of Supply Chain survey comprising opinions…

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How to escape from old PLM ideas

How to escape from old PLM ideas

I’m on my way to Las Vegas to attend Autodesk University 2016 – an annual Autodesk gathering usually brings around 10’000 customers, partners and Autodesk employees together for endless number of sessions, presentations, classes and activities. The show is such big that I usually like to ask for somebody coming to…

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PLM workflows and agile design

PLM workflows and agile design

  Workflow is one of the most fundamental elements of PLM systems today. Implementations of workflow technology might be different from vendor to vendor, but the basics are the same. Workflow is processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion. This is how workflow works in…

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Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

I’ve been attending Autodesk Accelerate 2016 event in Boston earlier this week. Originally focused on PLM, the event was expanded to cover broader vision of Fusion Innovation Platform.  Check me earlier blog – Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston. Autodesk announced cloud PDM product. I was following this topic for the…

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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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