PLM and enterprise silos in networked age

PLM and enterprise silos in networked age

Our everyday business life is changing. Remember sales people with rolodexes that helped you to find right contacts? I’m sure some of my friends in sales are still using them. But, be honest, how many times for the last week you checked LinkedIn to get information about company or person?…

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Integration with manufacturing robots might be the next PLM challenge

Integration with manufacturing robots might be the next PLM challenge

Integration is one of the most painful aspects of PLM deployment and implementations. Especially when you need to integrate engineering, manufacturing planning and shopfloor systems. Usually it comes down to large number of data synchronization between each and every system in the loop. Integration failures can slow production process and…

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Visual Design Collaboration: Bundle vs Unbundle?

Visual Design Collaboration: Bundle vs Unbundle?

Collaboration in is an interesting topic. Whether you are a 3-person team or a 10,000 person OEM manufacturing company, some of the same rules for successful collaboration apply. The more you share what you know the more value it creates. To understand specific personal or use case context is absolutely…

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PLM and integration business

PLM and integration business

Integrations. Enterprise software implementations are heavy depending on the ability to integrate different pieces of software. Each and every PLM implementation I’ve seen required some sort of integrations. It might be integration of CAD and PDM packages, which is relatively straightforward in many situations. But it can be also very…

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3 ways to break PLM social intertia

3 ways to break PLM social intertia

You might think “social trend” is over for enterprise product lifecycle management. PLM companies are not buzzing too much about social PLM these days. In my earlier post back in 2012, I shared my thoughts Why Social PLM 1.0 failed? One of my conclusions was that “social PLM” had low value…

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IBM Watson won’t solve PLM platform problems

IBM Watson won’t solve PLM platform problems

Last year, my attention was caught by CIMdata article – IBM Forms New Watson Group to Meet Growing Demand for Cognitive Innovations. The interesting for cognitive computing is growing these days and you can get tons of interesting materials about that on IBM Watson website. Cognitive computing is the simulation of human thought processes…

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Future PLM competition in Electronic Design  

Future PLM competition in Electronic Design  

The roots of traditional PLM systems are in mechanical CAD systems. As a result, these PLM systems always had some gaps in electronic and high tech industry. If I look back electronic design automation vendors developed their own eco-system of tools to manage design, component lifecycle, project collaboration, bill of…

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3 reasons why PLM cannot drain product data swamp

3 reasons why PLM cannot drain product data swamp

The amount of data around us is growing. The same applies to engineering and manufacturing companies. Our ability to collect data is astonishing. But we are failing to bring the right data in the right form and at the right time to people. Product lifecycle management software is often recognized…

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Aras and search for new PLM business models

Aras and search for new PLM business models

  Seriously, how do you take your coffee (err… PLM)? I might like my PLM with free upgrade service and no license fee. It smells kinda disruptive. But look around. The world has changed. Airbnb – the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate. Uber – the world’s largest…

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PLM Alphabet and Google Hardware Projects

PLM Alphabet and Google Hardware Projects

ECM, PDM, PLM, MDM, ERP, CRM… you are familiar with the soup of acronyms used by enterprise software to fight for a place to provide a holistic solution for enterprise manufacturing business. E[E] blog post by Ed Lapotegui speaks about how to put PLM in the box. I like the…

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