"Complexity"

How to strip PLM down to minimum needed functions?

How to strip PLM down to minimum needed functions?

In a swift move, Microsoft decided to reinvent email. I guess, many of you had a chance to work with Outlook in your life. In different periods of my working career, I had love and hate relationships with Outlook. The complexity and slowness of Outlook was one of the things I…

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COFES 2015: Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain and Data Networks

COFES 2015: Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain and Data Networks

I had a chance to share my thoughts about complexity of product lifecycle in supply chain at COFES 2015 Design and Sustainability symposium. Manufacturing companies and software vendors are facing new enterprise reality these days – distributed environment, connected work and cloud software. On the other side we have skyrocketing complexity…

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PLM and Entire System Common Data Model

PLM and Entire System Common Data Model

Products are getting more complex these days. There are multiple reasons for that. Adding of connectivity and software is one of the most visible reasons why it happens. Think about any simple gadget these days, which cost less than 99$ in US. It includes mechanical components, electrical parts and software….

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Tesla, iPad on wheels and BOM management complexity

Tesla, iPad on wheels and BOM management complexity

The complexity of manufacturing is skyrocketing these days. It sounds reasonable for many of us when it comes to spaceships, jetliners and defense systems. You can think about car as something much simpler. Navigate to Ford Heritage website article – Ford Celebrates 100 Years of the Moving Assembly Line. The…

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PLM Simplification: What to give up?

PLM Simplification: What to give up?

Simplification is a trending topic these days. Finally, everybody wants to simplify everything. Vendors are crying to simplify portfolios, developers are crying to simplify user experience, etc. I’ve been reading an interesting writeup about simplification – Simplicity: Fewer steps and Fewer options? by John Evans. I found the following passage…

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How to prevent PLM cloud from buying experience complexity?

How to prevent PLM cloud from buying experience complexity?

Experience is one of the most popular words in tech these days. CAD and PLM vendors are part of this journey as well. I would like to talk about “buying experience”. For many customers, enterprise software experience is actually starts from the moment company needs to make a decision what…

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SharePoint got infected with PLM disease

SharePoint got infected with PLM disease

I was long time I didn’t write anything about SharePoint. I’ve been tracking SharePoint for the last 5-7 years very closely. These days I can hear lots of talks about coming SharePoint 2013. Many of the customers I know are using SharePoint. Back in 2006-2007, the success of SharePoint comes…

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PLM, RDBMS and Future Data Management Challenges

PLM, RDBMS and Future Data Management Challenges

It is not unusual to hear about problems with PLM systems. It is costly, complicated, hard to implement and non-intuitive. However, I want to raise a voice and speak about data management (yes, data management). Most of PDM/PLM software is running on top of data-management technologies developed and invented 30-40…

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PLM Complexity: What Does The Future Hold?

PLM Complexity: What Does The Future Hold?

One of my blog readers shared with me slides of Paul Saunders presentation about MRO software from the Miami Aircraft Commerce Aviation IT Conference March 2011. I found the presentation very timely. Author is focusing on MRO systems and makes analyzes about why MRO systems are so complicated and who…

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PLM Backbones and Engineering Process Complexity

PLM Backbones and Engineering Process Complexity

My blogging friend Deelip Menezes (www.deelip.com) wrote few days ago in his twitter – “Mapping engineering processes to PLM backbones is this most difficult part in implementing PLM in a company”. This statement made me think about PLM implementations, flexibility and PLM adoption in organizations. Why PLM faces many problems…

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