"Mass customization"

What PLM tech is missing to get to markets of one?

What PLM tech is missing to get to markets of one?

Remember discussions about mass production and mass customization? I’ve been following this topic for quite some time from very early – The role of PLM in mass customization and morel recent articles Cloud CAD/PLM and mass customization future. Including few very specific topic speaking about role of Bill of Materials integration and…

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Mass customization and 3D Make Services

Mass customization and 3D Make Services

Mass production involves making many copies of product, very quickly for lowest possible cost. It is all about producing standardized products using assembly lines. The term mass production was invented almost 100 years and it became a symbol of Industrial Revolution. Here is the news… It looks like that era…

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Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

Cloud CAD/PDM and mass customization future

The era of mass production is near the end. The demand for mass customization is coming. We can see signs of customizable products everywhere – e-commerce configurators, personalization in apparel industry, individual shoe design, personalization in medical devices etc. At the same time, the opportunity around mass-customization is facing challenges…

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Mass customization is the real reason for PLM to want MBOM

Mass customization is the real reason for PLM to want MBOM

Data ownership is an interesting topic. Our life is getting more digital every day and we are asking many interesting questions about who owns data about us. Who owns the data about our Facebook profiles, who owns social media data we created and many others. While still there are some…

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PLM, Mass Customization and Ugly BOM Vertical Integration

PLM, Mass Customization and Ugly BOM Vertical Integration

A car can be any color as long as it is black. This famous Henry Ford quote speaks about how manufacturing handled customization in the past. That was the era of mass production. The idea of limited customization options combined with high level of standardization and high volumes of batch production…

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The role of PLM in mass customization

The role of PLM in mass customization

Product customization is one of the trends that changing the manufacturing landscape these days. Mass production was a mainstream for many manufacturing companies and industries. The appearance of configurable products and manufactured end items was limited. One of the most visible examples of customization in production was Dell. However, even…

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