"Engineering"

‘Last mile’ problem and how to rethink the way we implement PLM

‘Last mile’ problem and how to rethink the way we implement PLM

Back in the old days, CAD system was a tool to design product. PDM was a tool too to manage CAD files and sometimes Bill of Materials (BOM). There is no simple agreement about what is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) – technology, tools, products, business strategy. We’ve got familiar with…

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Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Does it worth to pay for on-prem PLM?

Cloud is one of the top trending topics in PLM space. After initial resistance, all PLM vendors are currently supporting some sort of “cloud PLM”. The devil is in details and sometimes it is hard to understand what type of cloud software provided by a specific vendor. I published my comparison…

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Engineering files and cloud storage

Engineering files and cloud storage

Once upon a time, we printed drawings and other related document and took them with us to design reviews and other meetings. That time is in the past for most of the companies I know. Although, it is not a very unusual to see people caring notepads, most of CAD…

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Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Box is one step closer to manage CAD data globally

Manufacturing companies are owning large volumes of engineering data in CAD files, PDF and other formats derivatives from design. One of the questions IT in manufacturing companies is asking is how to store and manage all engineering files – CAD, PDF, etc. For many years, PDM (product data management) system…

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COFES 2016: World Update from Cyon Research, Cambashi and Jon Peddie Research

COFES 2016: World Update from Cyon Research, Cambashi and Jon Peddie Research

I’m attending The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2016) these days in Scottsdale, AZ. COFES is the engineering software industry’s only annual think tank event which brings executives from design, engineering, architectural, development and technology companies together. You have a chance to talk to people, attend analysts and…

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COFES 2016: Lego-ize PLM for federated data handoff?

COFES 2016: Lego-ize PLM for federated data handoff?

The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2016) is coming next week. Traditionally, COFES is a great opportunity to meet with industry people and discuss variety of problems and trends in engineering and manufacturing software. So, I will be heading to warm and sunny Scottsdale, AZ next week. You…

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Social product development tools and knowledge retention in manufacturing

Social product development tools and knowledge retention in manufacturing

A growing number of manufacturing companies are dependent on the experience of aging workforce. Often process guidelines or rules are left undocumented. Even more various decisions taking by product development and manufacturing are undocumented too. It might be decisions and information about how products are defined, designed and developed. Human…

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The role of data and process management in product competition

The role of data and process management in product competition

One of the buzzwords you can hear in U.S. manufacturing for the last few years is reshoring. Reshoring (opposite to offshoring) is a practice of bring manufacturing and service back to U.S. from overseas. According to the latest survey done by Boston Consulting Group in 2015, U.S. manufacturing executives said that,…

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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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