"Manufacturing"

Invisible Product Lifecycle Software

Invisible Product Lifecycle Software

PLM industry is transforming. We can hear sounds of transformation everywhere. Data management is getting better – we are capable to store and process a gigantic amount of information these days. Computing power is becoming elastic and available at the time we need it. New sensors and data collection technology…

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Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Manufacturing cloud and engineering applications

Cloud is making its way into manufacturing industry. I’ve been watching this process for the last 5-7 years and I can clearly say that position of manufacturing companies is changing. From “there is no way we trust cloud applications”, manufacturing companies are moving into a reality of using cloud services for…

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Will Aras demature PLM industry?

Will Aras demature PLM industry?

Aras is buzzing PLM industry. Aras PLM gradually took a position to challenge big 3 PLM vendors – Dassault Enovia, Siemens’ Teamcenter and PTC Windchill. Six years ago I posted an article Aras PLM lines up against Windchill, Enovia and Teamcenter. Back in 2011 it wasn’t clear if Aras will take a…

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Small manufacturers and search of simple solutions

Small manufacturers and search of simple solutions

Manufacturing innovation blog article – Challenge Forecasting for Very Small Manufacturers brings an interesting perspective on challenges for very small manufacturing companies. Here is a passage which caught by special attention: The top three challenges facing very small MEP clients over the next three years are: 1) Ongoing Continuous Improvement, 2)…

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Cloud PLM and off-price department store locations

Cloud PLM and off-price department store locations

In the past department stores were build around the idea that consumers will come to the store for inspiration and product discovery. Good old days are in the past now. These days, consumers are getting inspirations online and then coming to department store for products they want to buy. It…

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PLM data-driven user experience

PLM data-driven user experience

Nobody wants to sell plain bagels these days. People are looking for differentiation. It is very much true for what is happening in the world of PLM software. PLM vendors are looking for differentiation factors for their PLM suites, platforms and applications. The differentiation process is actually orthogonal to the need to…

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Collaboration in manufacturing networks

Collaboration in manufacturing networks

Manufacturing is under going tremendous transformation process. Build to order, speed and engagement with consumer are most important competitive factors. The challenge for manufacturing companies is to lower cost of products. At the same time, customers’ demand is mass-customization, which potentially increasing the cost. The speed of one click manufacturing…

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Who needs “simple PLM”?

Who needs “simple PLM”?

It was almost 20 years ago. I was developing AutoCAD software for customers in Israel. I remember a conversation with a prospect customer who told me with a directness you can only hear in Israel during customer meetings – I want to have “one button application”. I looked sadly at the…

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Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Manufacturing matchmaking and PLM collaboration

Internet is changing everything in our lives. And it includes manufacturing ecosystem. I shared my thought about how networking will change design, engineering and manufacturing. You can catch up on my earlier articles – PLM and new manufacturing in networked world; Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks; Future product lifecycle and digital…

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