"Manufacturing"

Future PLM AI-machines: a dream for top V.C. firms?

Future PLM AI-machines: a dream for top V.C. firms?

One of trending online articles on my list was the article Tomorrow’s Advance Man from The New Yorker featuring future plans of Mark Andreessen to win the world. Take your head out of everyday routine of engineering and manufacturing and try to open your eyes for the future. It was…

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PLM without buzzwords

PLM without buzzwords

I’m in Dallas, TX for the next few days to attend Siemens PLM Connection 2015 conference. Teamcenter is one of the oldest brands in PLM software and I’m looking forward to learn more about that. One of the things that concerning me in PLM industry is a lack of differentiations….

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What PLM industry can learn from… Hollywood?

What PLM industry can learn from… Hollywood?

I’ve been reading a blog Getting PLM right: no one answer by Monica Schnitger. It is a slick writeup started from one of the most popular questions in PLM community – Why it makes my head hurt when I think I need/want/cloud use/maybe should think about PLM implementations? Monica speaks about…

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BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which you are buying software subscription and software is typically centrally hosted. Here is a potentially big news – SaaS model is proliferating into manufacturing. Welcome Product-as-a-Service (don’t be confused with PaaS- Platform as a service). According to IDC report, manufacturing…

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The optimal org size is shrinking. Will manufacturing follow?

The optimal org size is shrinking. Will manufacturing follow?

Traditional manufacturing companies are associated with large manufacturing facilities, manufacturing equipment and significant initial investment to take business off the ground. It is still true in many aspects. At the same time, manufacturing is changing. It becomes smaller, more agile and global. In addition to that, changes in IP ownership…

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Product cost management and global manufacturing

Product cost management and global manufacturing

Product cost is the top priority for every manufacturing organization in the world. It can be large OEM or small hardware startup. To figure out how to manage and control product cost is absolutely important. I’ve been touching cost management earlier on my blog – CAD, PLM and Product Cost and…

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PLM has a weak point in cloud-based supply chain

PLM has a weak point in cloud-based supply chain

My attention was caught by Manufacturing Trends to watch in 2015 article written by Jeff Moad at Manufacturing Leadership Community. I missed that writing few months ago when it was published. I found one of them very interesting – The Rise of Cloud-based Supply Chain. Here is a passage from the…

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PLM and changes in manufacturing eco-system

PLM and changes in manufacturing eco-system

In my previous post, I summarized changes in enterprise software that are going to influence a future of PLM. But enterprise software is not only thing that impacting PLM. A lot of new things are happening in manufacturing itself. You probably heard about “new industrial revolution”, “Manufacturing 4.0″, “makers movement”, etc. It…

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Top 5 PLM trends to watch in 2015

Top 5 PLM trends to watch in 2015

Holidays are over and it was a good time to think about what you can expect in engineering and manufacturing software related to PLM in coming year. You probably had a chance to listen to my 2015 PLM predictions podcast few months ago. If you missed that, here is the…

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