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PLM – People vs System and Technology Conundrum?

PLM – People vs System and Technology Conundrum?

In my recent article – 5 Things PLM Vendor Won’t Tell You But Should, I discussed things that usually are falling off the main agenda of PLM sales and planning meetings. As some of my readers rightfully mentioned – companies better do some planning before going to speak to vendors….

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5 Things PLM Vendor Won’t Tell You But Should

5 Things PLM Vendor Won’t Tell You But Should

PLM is the system, technology, and process at the heart of your product development. It is a central control point to manage your product data and processes. From one side, it sounds very simple – data gets in and data goes out. Your data such as design files, engineering information,…

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3 Reasons Why Engineers Like To Geek Out About Part Numbers?

3 Reasons Why Engineers Like To Geek Out About Part Numbers?

Part Numbers. There is no topic that drives more attention when it comes to discussion about how to organize the work in product development and manufacturing. It is usually a heated discussion and opinions are ranged between using intelligent, semi-intelligent, and dumb (simple) part numbers. In my OpenBOM business, we…

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FFF (Form, Fit, Function). Revisions and Interchangeability

FFF (Form, Fit, Function). Revisions and Interchangeability

I had a conversion earlier this week about the BOM revision process. I used the abbreviation “FFF” in my response and got a question – what is FFF? This magic abbreviation is used quite often in manufacturing – FFF and it stands for “Form, Fit, Function). If you never heard…

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How To Make BOM Integrations Easy?

How To Make BOM Integrations Easy?

Earlier this week, I attended a PLM Spotlight session organized by PI DX. If you missed my earlier blog, please check it out here – What’s new in PLM integrations? My favorite session was about Making PLM-ERP integrations easy? presented by Hilmar Brunn of METTLER TOLEDO – a global manufacturer…

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How Small And Medium-Sized Organizations Can Move Away From Excels

How Small And Medium-Sized Organizations Can Move Away From Excels

Small and medium-sized organizations are very interesting. Their problems are very much similar to the problems of large companies, but their resources and organizational capabilities make the process of transformation much harder for them. Modern days digital transformation brings so many tools and technologies, but companies are failing to adopt…

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PLM and Business Process – How To Find The Best Match?

PLM and Business Process – How To Find The Best Match?

When a company starts thinking about PLM there is nothing more important than to wrap your head around the idea of PLM, why is it important, and how to make your steps into this process. The greatest PLM failures are coming from people that are unable to understand the idea…

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5 Most Important Questions About PLM

5 Most Important Questions About PLM

The abbreviation PLM often triggers many debates and questions. Starting from blunt questions about what is PLM to more serious questions about how to apply PLM in the company, measure results, what are the right technologies, and how to sell PLM to C-level execs. Regardless of your role in a…

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PLM Implementation Time Machine

PLM Implementation Time Machine

It’s so difficult to see what is going on when you’re in the middle of something? It’s only with hindsight we can see real things. In my blog How to afford the next PLM upgrade, I raised a question about the complexity of PLM system upgrades and what PLM architecture…

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