"Product Data"

Online product data is a critical element for the future of manufacturing brands

Online product data is a critical element for the future of manufacturing brands

Online experience was never as important for manufacturing companies as today. With growing amount of e-commerce, the ability of online retailer to leverage structured data and online identification is absolutely critical. GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) also known in US as UPC are taking guessing game out of comparing two…

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Rich communication and efficient product lifecycle

Rich communication and efficient product lifecycle

Communication is one of the most challenging aspects of our work. My favorite quote and mantra about communication – you cannot over-communicate. When it comes to manufacturing organization, the communication between engineers, teams, departments, customers is crucial. You need to communicate the purpose of the design, engineering change, the purpose…

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COFES 2015: Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain and Data Networks

COFES 2015: Product Lifecycle, Supply Chain and Data Networks

I had a chance to share my thoughts about complexity of product lifecycle in supply chain at COFES 2015 Design and Sustainability symposium. Manufacturing companies and software vendors are facing new enterprise reality these days – distributed environment, connected work and cloud software. On the other side we have skyrocketing complexity…

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The Complexity of Product Lifecycle and Google’s Blindspot

The Complexity of Product Lifecycle and Google’s Blindspot

The power of search giants like Google is enormous these days. Think about the amount of information Google, Twitter and Facebook are processing and you will be knocked down by the numbers. Consumerization is a significant trend these days and everybody are thinking how we can apply well proven web…

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Product Data Cleanup Importance

Product Data Cleanup Importance

There is one project in data management everybody tries to avoid: legacy data import. It’s one of the most complicated, time consuming, and painful aspects of any PDM and PLM deployment. Importing data usually lead to lots of problems – how to clean data, how to important data, how to…

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PLM and Product Data Insight

PLM and Product Data Insight

Data is a trending topic these days. Big Data is even fascinating. It made me think about the meaning of power. In the past, oil was a meaning for power. These days it applies to data. Social data, corporate data, any data. To have the ability to dig into the…

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PLM: Data, Search and Future User Experience

PLM: Data, Search and Future User Experience

Disclosure: As a co-founder of Inforbix, I understand that my opinion about PLM Data and Search can be unintentionally biased. Nevertheless, I believe the topic itself is very important, so I decided to share my thoughts anyway. PLM Data. A lot of data. You are probably familiar with that. The…

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Google+, PLM and the Product Data Sharing Models

Google+, PLM and the Product Data Sharing Models

Social is trending. It was specially true this weekend. The social hype taking individuals, organizations and social vendors. Personally, I want to write off, I’m not a very social person. I urge other people to be social by writing blog and distributing the content on multiple social networks. However, when…

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PLM Migration and Product Data Rock-n-Roll

PLM Migration and Product Data Rock-n-Roll

I read The PLM State: PLM Migration, No Data Left Behind on Zero-Wait State blog. Read it and make your opinion. Stephen Porter is discussing a very important topic of data migration. I found it interesting. This is my favorite passage: …leaving data behind is not necessarily a bad thing…

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Product Data Formats for the 21st Century

Data formats is an interesting topic in the context of engineering and manufacturing. Manufacturing is relaying on a significant amount of information that resides in the organizations. I had a chance to write in the past – 3D CAD Future: How To Liberate Data? I think, the topic is actually…

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