"Organization"

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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PLM Implementations Challenges and 3 Organizational Lenses

PLM Implementations Challenges and 3 Organizational Lenses

It is not unusual to hear people speaking about PLM implementation and changes that need to be done in the organization. Very often, PLM vendors or implementers are calling this process business transformation, which is literally supposed to make a change in everything that related to product design, engineering, manufacturing,…

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Why PLM should not think about ownership?

Why PLM should not think about ownership?

Enterprise software business is complicated. It often comes with questions of system responsibilities and ownerships. IT usually holds primarily responsibility for cross company software stack. At the same time, divisions and departments often try to influence IT and make their own decision related to what software to use independently. One…

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PLM and freedom in business

PLM and freedom in business

If you think about PDM and PLM, you will discover a lot of “controlling” functions. Examples are easy. You need to control documents, revisions, bill of materials, changes. Later, you need to manage and control processes. We’ve been living this type of environments for many years. Today I want to…

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Hyper-Social Organization for PLM Dummies

Hyper-Social Organization for PLM Dummies

Today, I had an interesting experience in my life. I had a chance to attend Dassault System Enovia Collaborative Innovation Forum. Be-careful, before you expose yourself to the following links. You will be influenced by a hyper-socially explosion… Ready? Navigate your browser to the following link. This is a conference…

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Collaboration Trends or Why I Stopped Using Google Wave?

Collaboration Trends or Why I Stopped Using Google Wave?

We tend to use word “collaboration” very often in Product Lifecycle Management and related fields. Collaborative Design, Collaboration Product Data Management, Collaborative… I want to discuss how I see the world of collaboration can probably change in the future. The following four trends are my take on what will happen…

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Can we scale PLM down?

Originally, PLM was born to provide solution for big enterprise customers. Aerospace, Defense, Automotive… these are original roots of today PLM kings. But, since we are moving forward many companies started to investigate in possibility to take PLM ideas to different domains, industries as well as apply it to be…

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How many Lifecycles do we need?

Yesterday, two separate article got my attention and brought me to think about Lifecycle. Alternatively, even more, about number of systems claims different lifecycle support. Jim’s Brown thought about QLM Quality Lifecycle Management and TEC article “What keeps EAM/CMMS away from PLM“. Why I choose these two is because they…

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Why I haven’t bought PLM yet.

Well, Product Lifecycle Management sounds like a very profound concept. I can see organizational benefits, values, etc… etc… But I’m not buying yet! You are probably familiar with such behavior – it all sounds good, but people are keeping their positions and not moving. So, I tried to analyze and…

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How PLM can re-use SharePoint Social Network Capabilities?

How can we improve user adoption of PLM in the organization? What technologies can we use?? How can we reuse what we already have? I’ve found that many companies are using Microsoft SharePoint. It’s interesting that although SharePoint provides a lot of capabilities, not all of them are used by…

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