"Data Management"

Legacy data can torpedo your PLM implementation

Legacy data can torpedo your PLM implementation

To select PLM system can be a complicated project. But let’s imagine the moment you’ve made a choice and decided about PLM strategy, vendor and products. So, you might think, the tough part of the job is over. Here is the thing… You have one significant problem to overcome. Legacy data. The…

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The challenges of distributed BOM handover in data-driven manufacturing

The challenges of distributed BOM handover in data-driven manufacturing

Disclosure: As a co-founder of openBoM, I understand that my opinion and thoughts about future challenges can be unintentionally biased. Nevertheless, I believe the topic itself is very important, so I decided to share the information and my opinion anyway. Manufacturing is changing these days. While you can hear lot…

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Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Last week I traveled to Louisville, KY to attend CIMdata collaborative innovation and product development workshop. The agenda is here. Two presentation in the agenda caught my special interest. One was a presentation by Taylor Dawson, evangelist at FirstBuild Product Development in the Age of the Internet. FirstBuild is an…

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PLM 101: Product Lifecycle for Hardware Startups

PLM 101: Product Lifecycle for Hardware Startups

If you’re in manufacturing business, I’m sure you’ve heard about PLM (Product Lifecycle Management). And the thing you probably heard are “PLM is for large companies”. As far as you are concerned about your hardware startup business, you might think PLM is not important and you can do it later….

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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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IoT, Industry 4.0 and PLM technological challenges

IoT, Industry 4.0 and PLM technological challenges

Connectivity and information technologies are changing our lives. Think about your everyday experience – news, driving, communication, banking. It is so different from we had 10 years ago. One of the main drivers behind the change is our ability to connect to different sources of information. Now think about connectivity…

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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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3D printing of electronics can change product data management

3D printing of electronics can change product data management

3D printing is changing the way we can manufacturing products. Which potentially means changes in how companies are going to manage product development processes. While it is still unclear how it may happen, I wonder if 3D printing can also change the way we manage data about product. Forget about…

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IoT data will blow up traditional PLM databases

IoT data will blow up traditional PLM databases

IoT is one of the recent popular buzzwords in business and consumer world. I’ve been touching it in few of my previous posts – 3 Things PLM can do with IoT tomorrow and PLM and IoT common trajectories . Things changed from 2009 when I first time touched PLM and Internet of Things….

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The end of single PLM database architecture is coming

The end of single PLM database architecture is coming

The complexity of PLM implementations is growing. We have more data to manage. We need to process information faster. In addition to that, cloud solutions are changing the underlining technological landscape. PLM vendors are not building software to be distributed on CD-ROMs and installed by IT on corporate servers anymore….

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