"Manufacturing"

New PLM paradigm, adoption challenge and manufacturing competition

New PLM paradigm, adoption challenge and manufacturing competition

Existing PLM systems were born few decades ago to provide a solution to control engineering data. Hence the paradigm of data control is built in on a very fundamental level. In a nutshell, PLM is a databases to store, retrieve and protect extended CAD data, which can include files, related…

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Next PLM marketing battle – monolithic system

Next PLM marketing battle – monolithic system

PLM is getting more competitive these days. Cloud technology development, SaaS applications and new business models injected competitive energy between old established PLM vendors, growing vendors and startups. Established PLM vendors learned how out-market cloud PLM newcomers. Debates about “true cloud” are interesting, but not very productive and PLM industry pretty…

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How PLM vendors can miss digital transformation

How PLM vendors can miss digital transformation

Digital transformation is a new trend and manufacturing companies are exploring how to become leaders in a new digital society and what does it mean for their organizations. Here is a definition of digital transformation I captured on TechTarget website, which I like very much. The term transformation refers to…

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Will connected PLM replace single version of truth?

Will connected PLM replace single version of truth?

For many years, single (or one) version of truth was a core principle of PLM data organization. It was a vision and slogan behind PLM value and one of the reasons to bring PLM system to manufacturing companies. It was widely accepted and supported by analysts, architects and PLM sales….

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Why PLM sales are stuck in organizational politics?

Why PLM sales are stuck in organizational politics?

Last week I blogged about PLM selection politics. People are hard and political games in an organization are unavoidable.Existing PLM architecture demand significant preparation work to be done upfront – data modeling, process discovery and agreement, data mapping, legacy data cleaning and importing, etc. This is a big project and…

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PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

PLM Waves – The History Of The Future

Time is running fast. Ilan Madjar, my former SMARTEAM colleague and managing partner of xLM Solutions LLC reminded me about that in his article – Cyclical Trends in PLM Is PLM Recycling Itself Over and Over? on LinkedIn. This kind of articles you want to read during the weekends. Ilan is sharing…

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PLM IoT: Expansion vs Redefinition?

PLM IoT: Expansion vs Redefinition?

IoT discussions are booming these days. The hype and expectations are so high. According to Gartner’s hype cycle, IoT is remaining at the peak of inflated expectations. Companies are making huge investments in IoT business and everyone is very much interested who will be the winner in IoT competitive race….

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Disruption, Innovation and large PLM vendors

Disruption, Innovation and large PLM vendors

Manufacturing world is changing and it can bring new opportunities for transformation and changes. Few days ago, I posted an article Mature CAD/PLM vendors and startup behavior. The point I made in my conclusion is related to the business of established PLM companies – large vendors are mostly competing with themselves….

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Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Product Innovation Platform is an interesting concept emerged for the last few years. It addresses few very important aspects of PLM deployment and architecture – openness, integration and sustainable deployment. Unfortunately, it is very hard to create a clear definition of Product Innovation Platform. Catch up on some of my…

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Manufacturing data platforms

Manufacturing data platforms

“Data as a Platform” is one of the most interesting trends to watch these days. I wrote about it in my blog few months ago – Data as a platform for the future manufacturing intelligence. Data is the most important sources of global internet growth.The next big wave here is…

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