"Engineering"

The future of the part numbers transparency

The future of the part numbers transparency

Back to New Year celebration, I bought the iTwinkle Light made by GE in Home Depot. It has many features, connects to your smartphone to control light patterns, sound, stream music, etc. But, unfortunately, I had few broken lights or cable or some cable disconnect. In general, it is not a…

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Who needs single source of truth for BoM?

Who needs single source of truth for BoM?

One of my best blogging buddies in product lifecycle management and President of Lifecycle Insight Chad Jackson open 2016 with a very provocative statement – A Single Source of the Truth for the BOM Still Doesn’t Exist. The article speaks about complexity of BoM management between different engineering disciplines –…

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From intelligent part numbers to part number intelligence

From intelligent part numbers to part number intelligence

One of the fundamental things in product development and lifecycle is related to part numbering schemas. The discussion about part numbers is always emotional. Sometimes it feels like a disagreement about picking your child name. The dilemma is usually presented as “intelligent vs. non-intelligent” part numbers. You can read few recent…

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Why standards is not a silver bullet to create PLM innovation platform?

Why standards is not a silver bullet to create PLM innovation platform?

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to chose from. Engineering.com article Moving Towards Product Innovation Platforms put a great deal of focus on opportunity to use standards to solve the problem of data integration and interoperability in product development, engineering and manufacturing. I captured few very…

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DS 3DEXPERIENCE: Access any data and virtual twin

DS 3DEXPERIENCE: Access any data and virtual twin

I spent some time yesterday watching Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE Forum live streaming from Boston. Speakers – Bernard Charles and Monica Menghini of Dassault Systems, an impressive line of thought leaders – Jeremiah Owyang, David Rose and others. It was an opportunity to get some refresh about DS strategy and gather data points…

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PLM Implementation as a Service

PLM Implementation as a Service

Engieering.com article earlier this week brought the news of significant deal related to the PLM implementation services domain – Indian HCL Buys Volvo IT, Wins Battle with IBM. The remarkable thing – Volvo is divesting its IT services and shift towards usage of external providers. I found the following passage interesting:…

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Future Product Lifecycle and Digital Networks

Future Product Lifecycle and Digital Networks

Integration is an important element of manufacturing. Time ago, the meaning of integration was to build a manufacturing factory which created virtually everything needed for manufacturing at the same place. Rouge River Plant by Ford Motors was one of them. Finished in 1928 it became the largest integrated factory in…

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Engineers are not asking about cloud and it’s okay..

Engineers are not asking about cloud and it’s okay..

I like surveys. They can help you to discover what people think and motivate to make analysis. My attention was caught by a survey Worldwide CAD Trends done by British-based Business Advantage. This year it surveyed 635 CAD managers and users in several countries. Thanks upFront.Ezine article The state of…

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Future PLM AI-machines: a dream for top V.C. firms?

Future PLM AI-machines: a dream for top V.C. firms?

One of trending online articles on my list was the article Tomorrow’s Advance Man from The New Yorker featuring future plans of Mark Andreessen to win the world. Take your head out of everyday routine of engineering and manufacturing and try to open your eyes for the future. It was…

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PLM without buzzwords

PLM without buzzwords

I’m in Dallas, TX for the next few days to attend Siemens PLM Connection 2015 conference. Teamcenter is one of the oldest brands in PLM software and I’m looking forward to learn more about that. One of the things that concerning me in PLM industry is a lack of differentiations….

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