IBM+Twitter: Social PLM requirement management?

December 8, 2014

To add “social” to PLM is not a simple task. I shared some of my thoughts about it here few days ago. Part of the problem – clear value proposition. To find a single social function is a key thing that can help PLM vendor to provide. Do you think requirement management can be one? Traditional […]

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Identity management in future PLM platforms

December 8, 2014

Identity is a topic that raises lot of attention over the course of last few years. As a number of cloud application is growing, the question of management of identity and access rights online becomes more important. Federation was one of the topics that was discussed in my last posts about future PLM platforms. It […]

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How to migrate into “future PLM platform”?

December 5, 2014

One of the topics I touched in my yesterday post about future PLM platforms is platform migration. The ability of customer to make a move is significantly dependent on how existing environment can be migrated. You can catch up on some of my earlier thoughts about PLM migrations by reading the following posts - PLM upgrades, release […]

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Future PLM platforms: between a rock and hard place

December 4, 2014

Manufacturing landscape and technology are changing fast these days. Most of existing PLM platforms were developed 15+ years ago. Therefore, a question about new PLM platforms is getting more vocal.  What will be a foundation for that platform? How existing implementations  and technologies evolve? What will be a role of standards in a future PLM platforms. […]

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SAP has a magic technology to improve enterprise integration

December 4, 2014

Integration is a big deal. When it comes to enterprise organizations and specifically manufacturing companies of different kinds, enterprise integration is one of the major challenges that influence broad PLM adoption and ROI. Enterprise integration isn’t a simple problem to solve. It requires a diverse set of tools to support data exchange and process orchestration. PLM […]

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Future of design: how to connect physical and digital entities?

December 2, 2014

Technology can help us to expand horizons of possible and impossible. I’ve been experiencing this expansion earlier today while watching AU2014 keynote session online while physically traveling to Denver, CO. Twitter and streaming video are quite efficient way to stay in touch with event virtually everywhere. If you missed AU live streaming earlier today, you […]

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It is not easy to add “social” to PLM

December 1, 2014

My recent post Social PLM: How to pull a trigger? became a trigger for me to think and discuss “social” topic again. I found certain level of disagreement with Jim Brown’s position about how to put social in PLM. Here is Jim’s comment: @jim_techclarity: @olegshilovitsky There is a lot more low hanging fruit elsewhere. Easier to […]

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Integration is still the major challenge in PLM adoption

November 30, 2014

I want to continue the discussion about data ownership and synchronization between islands of information in a company. EBOM and MBOM synchronization I mentioned in my previous post is probably the most typical one. But there are many others. Supply chain, contract manufacturing, regulation, customer support and services – this is only very short list where […]

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Engineering change and EBOM to MBOM synchronization complexity

November 27, 2014

MBOM (Manufacturing BOM) is a tough problem. Initially, you might think about it as an easy problem. Especially, since companies are managing MBOMs in MRP/ERP systems for a while. However, I think, the time when MBOM was simply originated in MRP system to fulfill demand planning and production orders are gone. And it brings lot […]

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Why all PLM software will be SaaS soon?

November 26, 2014

I’ve be sharing many of my thoughts about how different cloud technologies can be used to implement PLM. Nevertheless, once in a while, I’m also getting comments and questions about acceptance of cloud PLM for large companies. Usually, it comes in the intersection of security and readiness of large manufacturing companies for cloud (SaaS) software. TechMVP […]

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