"Manufacturing"

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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Digital thread and “fake PLM” debates

Digital thread and “fake PLM” debates

Have you heard about “digital thread”? If not, you probably should, because it might become the next point of debates about real vs. fake PLM. My attention was caught by Yoann Maingon article – Fake PLM is sexy but Real PLM is important. The article brings two videos – one from…

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PLM and the gap between technologies and processes

PLM and the gap between technologies and processes

Almost a decade years ago, I’ve been using HTC phone running Windows mobile operational system. The same one you see on the picture above. It came to replace my old fashion Blackberry, but it is a different story…  HTC was a sophisticated phone with lot of features, camera, touch screen,…

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Cloud CAD impact on product data integration

Cloud CAD impact on product data integration

Business Advantage Group, a market research firm published results of survey conducted in November 2015 related to the adoption and growth of cloud-based CAD systems. The information about the research was published by 3D CAD World here. I didn’t find a link to survey itself. The following passage can give you…

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