"Manufacturing"

Core PLM sandwich for mid-size manufacturing companies

Core PLM sandwich for mid-size manufacturing companies

It is not a big secret that PLM vendors are stuck to provide a good solution for mid-size manufacturing companies. The list of failures is too long and I will not mention it in this blog post. It includes attempts to scale down high-end products, build solution atop of office…

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PLM: from SOA to MASA (Mesh App & Service Architecture)

PLM: from SOA to MASA (Mesh App & Service Architecture)

Unless you live under the rock, you know what is SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). It was style of software design where service provided to other components by applications through some sort of communication protocol via network. The basic principle was independence from technology. So components are representing logical activity with…

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Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Tomayto, tomahto, PLM strategy and small manufacturing teams

Engineers are usually get frustrated with discussions about PDM / PLM strategies and solutions. For most of them, it sounds very abstract and far for their engineering and manufacturing realities. Business process, product information, downstream and upstream processes, data continuity, etc. It sounds and feels like a different planet for…

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IoT and changing PLM paradigms

IoT and changing PLM paradigms

According to IDC research, manufacturing industry is going to invest near $178bn in the next 4 years in IoT solutions. I captured this information from Raconteur article – Internet of things shaking up product production. For almost two decades, PLM was mostly solving a problem of product data management and…

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The State of PLM Keynote at CONTACT Software Open World

The State of PLM Keynote at CONTACT Software Open World

Earlier today, I was honored to be a keynote speaker at CONTACT Software Open World 2017 user event in Fulda, Germany. Manufacturing industry is going through the transformation process, which is the outcome of many industry and technological trends – cloud, IoT, agile, open source, AI and machine learning. In…

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Amazon bomb, product lifecycle and manufacturing networks

Amazon bomb, product lifecycle and manufacturing networks

Amazon Bomb… This is how you can call Amazon’s plan to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7B. Wait a minute… how is THAT related to PLM you can ask? Fair question, readers. I was asking the same question yesterday and I think I have some answers to share with you. Amazon…

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Cloud benefits and how does it apply to PLM

Cloud benefits and how does it apply to PLM

PLM vendors and industry is adopting cloud-based technologies. The process isn’t simple and brings many discussions about what differences cloud can bring to PLM solutions. Few months ago, I attended CIMdata industry and market forum in Ann Arbor. One of the messages was that PLM vendors should be more vocal about benefits…

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Changing engineering software paradigms with data links

Changing engineering software paradigms with data links

Existing data management paradigms were formed for the last 20-30 years of software development in CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM and related products. There are many great products created during this time. However, one of the problems of current paradigm and software is silos of information. We can see it everywhere….

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Enterprise PLM journey to the cloud

Enterprise PLM journey to the cloud

Thanks for one of my twitter followers, I found an awesome new website – Turnoff.us by Daniel Stori. If you have PLM twisted mind (thanks Jos Voskuil), you might like this website full of geeky jokes about computers and programmers. Take some time and find your favorite picture. Here is my…

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Blockchain technologies and distributed manufacturing ledger

Blockchain technologies and distributed manufacturing ledger

Data is a new oil. Slowly, but surely manufacturing companies and PLM software vendors are getting to the point when they will need to rethink the way product lifecycle data is captured, processed and used. TechCrunch article – Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars brings…

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