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Fragmentation and Decentralization in Product Development

Fragmentation and Decentralization in Product Development

Centralization was a big deal in manufacturing 100 years ago. Famous River Rouge Factory was a giant plant that literally took an iron ore at one end and sent automobiles out the other. In 1917, doing everything in a single integrated factory seemed to Ford the only possible way to get…

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What will change existing PLM paradigms?

What will change existing PLM paradigms?

It is not uncommon to hear about “changing paradigms” in different domains these days. We are watching Netflix and disconnecting cable TVs, using Uber instead of driving our own cars. Yesterday at PI Congress, I saw the following slide demonstrating examples of digital disruption in different industry domains. Which obviously…

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Cloud PDM: stop controlling data and check shadow IT practices

Cloud PDM: stop controlling data and check shadow IT practices

An interest of customers in cloud PDM solution is growing. I guess there are multiple factors here – awareness about cloud efficiency and transparency, less concern about cloud security and improved speed and stability of internet connections. If you are not following my blog, you can catch up on my older…

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5 signs you need to replace PLM software

5 signs you need to replace PLM software

Happy New Year! This is my first post in 2015. Internet is overloaded with new things, trends and New Year resolutions. It made me think about new PLM. Should you plan a new PLM in a New Year? I think, this is a good theme for a New Year post….

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How to sell PLM to enterprise IT

How to sell PLM to enterprise IT

Enterprise IT adoption cycle diagram made by Simon Wardley made me feel sad and funny at the same time. I found it one of the best visualizations of many situations I’ve been in the past when working on PLM sales and implementation situations. This is a brilliant reflection of technology adoption…

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Will Tesla Motors build their own PLM system?

Will Tesla Motors build their own PLM system?

History of CAD and PLM development knows examples of home grown systems. 20-25 years ago, the idea to build their own CAD and PDM system was considered as an absolutely normal option. Since that time, many things changed. In my view, the last decade clearly demonstrated PDM/PLM trend towards using…

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Who will take on PLM legacy data?

Who will take on PLM legacy data?

Legacy data it painful. Speak to anybody in the business of PDM/PLM implementation and they will tell you that importing existing (aka legacy) data is complicated, time consuming and after all very expensive task. It can easy cut your implementation profits and to increase project time. In past, I was…

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PLM real implementations: too long to be on-time?

PLM real implementations: too long to be on-time?

One of the looongest US weekends I remember  is going to end. This is a time to get back from relaxing holiday atmosphere  to business reality. I’ve been skimming social channels and stumbled on PLM statistics posts published by my good friend and PLM blogging buddy Jos Voskuil. Navigate to…

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Why PLM needs to shift focus from buyers to users?

Why PLM needs to shift focus from buyers to users?

Enterprise systems for long time are well-known as a place where IT plays the role of the king on the road. ERP, CRM and many other enterprise systems and implementations proved that. If you want to sell to enterprise organization, you need to focus on key IT people, preferable on…

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PLM, Stability and Managed Chaos

PLM, Stability and Managed Chaos

People are creating ‘chaos’ by the nature of our work. This is a reality in many situations. In my view, it is specifically true when it applies to engineering work. Therefore, when engineering and IT organizations are speaking about PDM/PLM deployment and implementation, the main goal is to establish a…

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