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PLM assumptions and new manufacturing realities

PLM assumptions and new manufacturing realities

Over the weekend, I had a chance to read Steven Sinofsky’s article – Disruption and Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda… He speaks about disruption in business. His example is Blackberry business and how it was disrupted by modern mobile technologies (specifically by iPhone and Android). I found the following passage about disruption very…

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Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks

Plug-n-produce and manufacturing networks

I learned a new term today – plug-and-produce. The Design News article – Industry 4.0 Will Mean ‘Plug-and-Produce’ and ‘Digital Twins’ by Peter Thorne speaks about the transformation  happening with manufacturing companies these days. The vision of connected equipment is powerful. The ability to get access to production machine data is fascinating….

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What I learned about PLM in 2015

What I learned about PLM in 2015

Happy New Year to all my readers. 2015 Year was amazing and I want to thank everyone for being with me and Beyond PLM. It was a year of many experiments – consulting, writing and social media activity. First of all, the book about PLM is coming. Keep watching plmbook.com in…

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It is time to stop marketing CAD/PLM cloud and move to deployment

It is time to stop marketing CAD/PLM cloud and move to deployment

Do you remember the time when the term “dot-com company” was booming around? Getting back to late 1990s, so called dot.com or “internet companies” were around to attract people using internet access. After stock market crash around a year 2000, most of these companies dropped “.com” suffix from their names….

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Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Innovation, networks and PLM database paradigm

Last week I traveled to Louisville, KY to attend CIMdata collaborative innovation and product development workshop. The agenda is here. Two presentation in the agenda caught my special interest. One was a presentation by Taylor Dawson, evangelist at FirstBuild Product Development in the Age of the Internet. FirstBuild is an…

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What’s wrong with “analog PLM”?

What’s wrong with “analog PLM”?

In engineering world, digital vs. analog differentiation can be explained in a very precise manner –  analog is using electrical signals. Opposite to that digital is using binary format. Things are much more complicated when “digital” term comes into marketing realm. Accenture article Faster, fitter, better: Why product innovation is going digital is…

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COFES 2015: PLM and the cloud briefing

COFES 2015: PLM and the cloud briefing

Last week at COFES 2015, I shared my thoughts and opinion about what happens between PLM and the cloud for the last few years. That was a teaser of my COFES session in the agenda: As recently as three years ago, the cloud was viewed as a differentiator for some…

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PLM implementations and organizational change

PLM implementations and organizational change

The thing you can often hear about PLM implementations – it is about change. PLM will change the way you do business and manage product development processes. This topic is widely discussed by PLM industry insiders, advisers and customers. Jos Voskuil (virtualdutchman.com) put a nice article about complexity of PLM…

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Cloud CAD infrastructure is getting more PDM-ish

Cloud CAD infrastructure is getting more PDM-ish

PDM was long time a step child for many CAD systems. To deal with CAD files, their relationships and dependencies including multiple revisions of document was complex and painful. So, many customers just gave up and stored files on shared drives. It was okay until the our life was disrupted…

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Can BOX become a platform for PLM?

Can BOX become a platform for PLM?

Platform is a topic, which comes quite often in the discussion about future of PLM. CIMdata recently came with a topic of “platformization” in PLM. You can catch up on the discussion – A CIMdata dossier: PLM platformization. I can probably divide all existing PLM platforms into two groups –…

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