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What PLM strategists can learn from PLM and ERP “true cloud” debates

What PLM strategists can learn from PLM and ERP “true cloud” debates

Have you heard about “true cloud” debates? Things are heating up in ERP universe… I wrote about Oracle acquiring Netsuite earlier. If you missed my blog, read it here. The deal created some turbulence among ERP competitors. My attention was caught by Rootstock ERP article – The Oracle-NetSuite Acquisition –…

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Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Change is hard. Think about enterprise and manufacturing company trying to change their systems, business processes or even upgrade from one version of enterprise system to a new one. If you got involved at least once in such process, I’m sure you’re familiar with the pain and complexity. IT and…

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How to manage product versions

How to manage product versions

There is nothing permanent except of change. As we developing products, we are making changes all the time. To manage product versions is inevitable process in every product development and manufacturing organization. It sounds like a simple process, but as organization is uncovering more details, to manage product versions can…

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How to turn PLM, ERP & MES into a 360-degree system

How to turn PLM, ERP & MES into a 360-degree system

Major pillars of enterprise software in every manufacturing company are represented by the silos – engineering, manufacturing planning, shop-flow control. Historically each silo developed its own system to manage information and processes. Nothing wrong with that, but within time, created a huge problem of data handover between organizations. With increased competition, demand…

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The death of EBOM vs. MBOM divide?

The death of EBOM vs. MBOM divide?

In a traditional engineering, “over the wall” approach is a reflection of sequential operations – marketing, design, manufacturing, testing and production. Each stage of development process is carried out separately. As you done with one stage, you can move the the next one. Pieter Hamans‘s article Creating a Manufacturing Bill of…

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Intelligent part number is dead. Long live meaningful attributes?

Intelligent part number is dead. Long live meaningful attributes?

Part numbers are hard. What started as a simple number and references to a part company usually purchase from a supplier, turned out as a complex data management problem with high level of integration complexity. Part number is a fundamental element of all processes in manufacturing company – started from design…

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Part Numbers. Intelligent & Dumb. Can we have both?

Part Numbers. Intelligent & Dumb. Can we have both?

I think, most of PLM people are considering the fight about pros and cons of intelligent numbers is only related to product development and manufacturing. But the problem is more generic. It is about every number in enterprise software. Account number, order number, support ticket, etc. Thanks for Ed Lopategui that brought…

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Are we approaching dead end of product data ownership?

Are we approaching dead end of product data ownership?

Who owns product data? Engineering.com article Moving Towards Product Innovation Platforms by Verdi Ogewell brings that question and share some interesting perspective on future of platforms in product development. The article is worth reading. My favorite passage is the one titled with “product development beyond PLM”. Product Development Beyond PLM. In…

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How to break silos between product development and manufacturing in 2016

How to break silos between product development and manufacturing in 2016

Information and process silos. For manufacturing organizations silos is a problem that slows down innovation and enterprise software efficiency regardless on what new product and technologies are you buying from software vendors. The days when engineers were able to throw the design over the manufacturing wall and forget about it are over….

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