Workspreadsheet and workmessageflow

Workspreadsheet and workmessageflow

When screening tweetstream yesterday, I caught CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinski question on twitter “What % of product development data authored and/or resides in Microsoft products (Office, Exchange)? Thinking IP not number of files or megabytes“. The question itself is interesting. How to measure the % of IP? And how IP is created?…

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Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Fra.me and bridge to CAD & PLM cloud

Back to my trip to Develop3D Live conference earlier this year, I shared my thoughts about future of cloud competition. The cloud space in CAD is getting more dynamic. It also shakes other traditional applications surrounding CAD – product data management, simulation, etc. In my first slice of PLM cloud…

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Why every hardware company should adopt PLM and QA processes?

Why every hardware company should adopt PLM and QA processes?

The number of hardware companies is growing and products are getting more complex.The nature of every hardware project is very intense, which raises many issues related to management of engineering and manufacturing processes. Product are getting more complex, which involves hardware, electronic and software. According to the latest Manufacturing Insight…

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How to Eat Big PLM Fishes

How to Eat Big PLM Fishes

Disruption is a lovey topic to speculate just before the weekend. Aras-Airbus story gave a context to PLM industry analysts and bloggers to speak about PLM disruption this week. Few articles to mention here – Airbus adopts Aras PLM platform by Engineering.com, Airbus flies with Aras Innovator by Develop3D; Airbus…

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How to innovate and compete with CAD and PLM behemoths

How to innovate and compete with CAD and PLM behemoths

You cannot stop innovation. Global manufacturing environment and changing technological landscape is a good foundation to think about how to develop new technologies or product to improve what industry uses today. The demand for quality, low cost combined with mass customization is creating significant challenges for manufacturing companies. It inspires…

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Crowdhooking PLM to organizational processes

Crowdhooking PLM to organizational processes

To manage business processes across the manufacturing organization is not a simple job. This is a problem product lifecycle management (PLM) system is solving for manufacturing organizations of any size. Sounds great and compelling. PLM vendors can give you many examples of successful PLM implementations. Time for party? Actually not…

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Four P’s of future Product Lifecycle Management

Four P’s of future Product Lifecycle Management

Since I shifted my focus on PLM consulting, I had a chance to meet and talk to many people about PLM. Some of them are using PLM system and like it, some of them are hating PLM systems. And guess what, many of them have no idea how PLM can…

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What’s wrong with “analog PLM”?

What’s wrong with “analog PLM”?

In engineering world, digital vs. analog differentiation can be explained in a very precise manner –  analog is using electrical signals. Opposite to that digital is using binary format. Things are much more complicated when “digital” term comes into marketing realm. Accenture article Faster, fitter, better: Why product innovation is going digital is…

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What Aras “great fanfare” means for PLM industry

What Aras “great fanfare” means for PLM industry

Aras is probably doing something right. At least this is an immediate thought that comes to my mind when I see a line of press releases with announcements about significant deals or agreements. The last one about Aras and Airbus partnership just came few days ago – Airbus and Aras…

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Who’s ready to manage complexity of BOM for connected cars?

Who’s ready to manage complexity of BOM for connected cars?

The complexity of modern manufacturing products is skyrocketing. It is hard to imagine a product without electronic and software components. But if you think, industry reached the top of imaginable complexity, think again. It gets even more complicated. The future of “connected cars” is coming fast. Modern automobile is already…

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