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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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One Click Manufacturing will help to revise old fashion PLM-ERP integrations

One Click Manufacturing will help to revise old fashion PLM-ERP integrations

Integration is one of the key problems in manufacturing these days. After all years of innovation and technology development, lot of things in manufacturing are siloed. Look at the landscape of enterprise software deployed in a typical mid-large size manufacturing companies. You will see multiple engineering databases, PDM, PLM, ERP…

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How real is the case for Global Part Number System?

How real is the case for Global Part Number System?

Last week at PI Congress in Boston, I attended the presentation – Utilizing Industrie 4.0, IoT and Related Platforms to Boost a More Interdisciplinary Approach to Product Lifecycle by Dr. Martin Eigner. Industry 4.0 is a trending topic together with IoT, but what caught my special attention is actually part…

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