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What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

What is behind “digital PLM” buzzword?

In the early days of electronic and computer development, “digital” was a technology that generates, stores and process data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive was expressed by number 1. Non-positive by number 0. Each of these states was referred as a bit. It was developed as…

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PLM 2015 predictions as it seen in the rear view mirror

PLM 2015 predictions as it seen in the rear view mirror

The end of each year produced tons of predictions and resolutions. Rarely we look back to check what happened and think how to improve our future predictions. That’s what I’m going to attempt here. A year ago, I published – Top 5 PLM trends to watch in 2015. Today, I want…

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Don’t use these buzzwords in PLM presentations

Don’t use these buzzwords in PLM presentations

Buzzwords is one of the funniest things in enterprise software. PLM industry is guilty many times for overused buzzword lingo. Just think about “disruptive service oriented, big data enabled PLM platform with flexible process in the cloud”. I spent last two weeks listening to many presentations during Autodesk PLM360 and…

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PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

PLM vendors are in risk to follow ERP dinosaurs

When it comes to PLM and ERP, you may always get some feeling of rivalry at the air. PLM and ERP domains are not competing. However, ERP and PLM vendors are clearly competing for customers strategic mindset. After all, it always comes to the competition for strategic budget allocation. For many…

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PLM without buzzwords

PLM without buzzwords

I’m in Dallas, TX for the next few days to attend Siemens PLM Connection 2015 conference. Teamcenter is one of the oldest brands in PLM software and I’m looking forward to learn more about that. One of the things that concerning me in PLM industry is a lack of differentiations….

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BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

BOM and roadblocks for Product-as-a-Service in manufacturing

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is a software licensing and delivery model in which you are buying software subscription and software is typically centrally hosted. Here is a potentially big news – SaaS model is proliferating into manufacturing. Welcome Product-as-a-Service (don’t be confused with PaaS- Platform as a service). According to IDC report, manufacturing…

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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 has a weak point in cloud-based supply chain

PLM has a weak point in cloud-based supply chain

My attention was caught by Manufacturing Trends to watch in 2015 article written by Jeff Moad at Manufacturing Leadership Community. I missed that writing few months ago when it was published. I found one of them very interesting – The Rise of Cloud-based Supply Chain. Here is a passage from the…

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PLM and changes in manufacturing eco-system

PLM and changes in manufacturing eco-system

In my previous post, I summarized changes in enterprise software that are going to influence a future of PLM. But enterprise software is not only thing that impacting PLM. A lot of new things are happening in manufacturing itself. You probably heard about “new industrial revolution”, “Manufacturing 4.0”, “makers movement”, etc. It…

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New enterprise software reality for PLM vendors

New enterprise software reality for PLM vendors

I’m planning to attend PI Congress event in Dusseldorf next week. As part of the preparation, I’m taking a look back on past events. Back in 2012, I was presented at PLM Innovation 2012 event in Munich about PLM and consumerization. You can navigate and see my presentation. One of…

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