"Bill of Materials"

Manufacturing shopfloor & digital transformation

Manufacturing shopfloor & digital transformation

The picture above shows 100 years old machining planning in Taber Manufacturing company. 100 years we have computers everywhere, including smart phone in our pocket. But the question – does it make manufacturing processes digital? Let’s talk about manufacturing shop floor, which is very much connected to engineering and manufacturing…

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The future of consolidated PLM and ERP?

The future of consolidated PLM and ERP?

Are we going to see both PLM and ERP living in harmony integrated seamlessly?  Such a fascinating question posted by Engineering Live article written by Bob Hillier of Design Rule caught my attention few days ago. Despite what some industry voices may say, PLM and ERP go hand in hand…

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Hardware development complexity for small teams

Hardware development complexity for small teams

Agile methods are trending these days. As companies are more focusing on speed then ever, the question how iterate fast and deliver better results is the one manufacturing companies and teams of every size are facing every day. In my recent blogs, I’ve been sharing some ideas how agile methods…

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Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM (Bill of Materials) journey

Single BOM is such of these topics that usually drives lot of debates. You can catch up on my very earlier article about “Single BOM” topic – Seven rules towards single Bill of Materials and Single BOM in six steps. I’ve learned a lot from manufacturing companies about how they use BOM and…

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Why engineering Bill of Materials is complex

Why engineering Bill of Materials is complex

For the last year, I had chance to talk many manufacturing companies in range from small hardware startups to large manufacturing companies with billion dollar revenues and production facilities across the world. I’ve learned that one simple question that can help you to understand all engineering and manufacturing processes in…

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PI Munich: How to develop “single BOM” strategy

PI Munich: How to develop “single BOM” strategy

I’m attending PI Congress event in Munich these days. There are lot of interesting information and presentation. If you follow my Twitter or #PIMunich hash tag, you can find some comments and slides that I shared earlier today. This afternoon, I had an honor to share my thoughts and ideas…

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Spreadsheets vs PLM dilemma to manage BoM

Spreadsheets vs PLM dilemma to manage BoM

Bill of Materials (BoM) is a vital part of every product definition. In engineering and product development everything starts and stops with the development of BoM. It is essential for complex products such as aircraft and automobile. But BoM is equally important for small hardware startup just getting off the…

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Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Will PLM and ALM prevent a car from being hacked?

Integration of hardware and software is a topic in mind of many manufacturing companies these days. PLM was traditionally focused on mechanical and lately on electronic topics cannot ignore more software. Software developers are using a different set of tools for configuration management. For long time ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)…

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