"Manufacturing"

3 reasons PDM implementation can cost you more than you expected

3 reasons PDM implementation can cost you more than you expected

Engineers don’t like PDM (product data management) and consider it as an unnecessarily evil. At the same time, complexity of data in engineering environment is skyrocketing. Companies are loosing time and money on searching and organizing engineering data. As a result, many manufacturing companies are looking how better organize engineering and…

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Real-time collaboration and enterprise applications

Real-time collaboration and enterprise applications

The demand for real-time collaboration is getting stronger. The idea to “get your team on the same page” was translated into reality in Google Docs a decade ago and since that time became quite popular. Microsoft introduced very much similar functionality in Office 365. Apple was the last to catch…

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3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

3 biggest PLM market pain points in 2016

For the last decade Product Lifecycle Management became of the important backbones manufacturing company is using to organize data about product, control product development processes and manage data exchange between departments, contractors, suppliers and customers. While PLM vendors made a huge progress towards improvement of PLM infrastructure, implementation practices and…

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What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

What PLM vendors can learn about openness from web search

Manufacturing companies are speaking about the necessity for openness. You can learn it from Steven Vettermann’s article – Ready for openness. You can read the following passages quoting Daimler and Mercedes-Benz IT executives: No one can live shut off from the rest of the world any more. Openness is crucial….

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How Edge computing can help to manage distributed PLM processes

How Edge computing can help to manage distributed PLM processes

“Single version of truth” is one of the most popular paradigm developed by PLM vendors for the last 10-15 years. The concept is loved by many companies and it has many powerful points. At the same time, the devil is in details and wrong implementation strategy can diminish the value of…

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3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

3 tech inspirations to build a different PLM systems

One of the main words your learn when you want to build new technology or software product is “different”. Many systems are claiming they are new or different, but in fact these systems are barely an improvement to existing systems. The second thing you learn called “inertia”. Change is hard for…

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Digital distribution and product lifecycle

Digital distribution and product lifecycle

Digital environment is changing habits and behaviors of people and businesses. Last month I was sharing my thoughts how digital transformation can reshape boundaries between PLM, ERP and MES. The vision of digital transformation requires from PLM vendors to have a full control over the integrated product data in a…

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The challenges of Product Lifecycle Monitoring

The challenges of Product Lifecycle Monitoring

Collecting data is a pervasive trend these days. 20 years ago people smiled when Google founders promised to index internet. Google knew that Internet is very big. How big? The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark….

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Product Innovation Platform: single vendor mousetrap and agile services

Product Innovation Platform: single vendor mousetrap and agile services

Product Innovation Platform is a term that coined for the last 2-3 years to describe a new way to design, manufacturing and support productions. Products are more complex and manufacturing is even more distributed. The questions how to manage a growing complexity with new engineering and manufacturing software paradigm is on…

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