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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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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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