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PLE: do we really need another acronym in PLM? 

PLE: do we really need another acronym in PLM? 

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Very often we have the tendency to complicate things. We believe that sophistication means results and intelligence but it doesn’t. More information, options, productions, acronyms is not better. In fact, more information and complexity can make people disengage. PLM has the tendency to over complication….

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Is PLM software Amazon-proof?

Is PLM software Amazon-proof?

I’m following Amazon activities for the last few years. I found the topic really interesting. Amazon is eating industries. I recommend you to read recent CBInsight article about Amazon Strategy Teardown. What started as a bookstore is eating business such as grocery, logistics, apparel, startups, etc. If you run a…

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Will Oracle ERP+SCM cloud expand to PLM service?

Will Oracle ERP+SCM cloud expand to PLM service?

Modern technological changes are reshaping the way enterprise systems are organized and operating. At the time, internet, mobile phone and cloud services changed the way we drive, do shopping and plan our vacations, many businesses are still trying to figure out how to apply these technologies to improve their operation….

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The future of consolidated PLM and ERP?

The future of consolidated PLM and ERP?

Are we going to see both PLM and ERP living in harmony integrated seamlessly?  Such a fascinating question posted by Engineering Live article written by Bob Hillier of Design Rule caught my attention few days ago. Despite what some industry voices may say, PLM and ERP go hand in hand…

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Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Cloud is making its way into manufacturing industry. I’ve been watching this process for the last 5-7 years and I can clearly say that position of manufacturing companies is changing. From “there is no way we trust cloud applications”, manufacturing companies are moving into a reality of using cloud services for…

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PLM-ERP tango

PLM-ERP tango

It takes two to tango. PLM vs. ERP discussions are often reminds me this idiom. Autodesk PLM blog article – PLM v. ERP – What’s the Difference and Why You Should Care took me back to a discussion about roles of PLM and ERP. It reminded me my 7 years old…

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The role of digital PLM in real-time inventory management

The role of digital PLM in real-time inventory management

Digitalization is the integration of digital technologies into engineering and manufacturing process by switching from traditional process into a new form – digital. However, “digital” is a very confusing term. Think about the driving process and how digital environment can impact it. In the past we were driving using paper…

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Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Historically, engineering and manufacturing created a waterfall process. Some people called it “over the wall engineering“. To follow this process, engineers were finishing the design and literally throwing it to manufacturing organization. This is very inefficient process and I wish over the wall engineering practices will go away. Such practices…

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The future of continuous PLM customization

The future of continuous PLM customization

One size doesn’t fit all. It is hard to standardize enterprise software. Engineers are always in a disagreement how to get things done. PLM system have started their customization journey as a toolkit based environment tried to shift to out-of-the-box templates and failed. Customers are very much aware about PLM…

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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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