Digital Transformation

Digital Thread, Bill of Materials, and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Digital Thread, Bill of Materials, and Multi-Tenant Architecture

Manufacturing has always been a competitive and complex industry, but it has also been one that is constantly evolving. In order to keep up with the competition, cost pressure, and growing supply chain complexities, manufacturers are turning to digital transformation. This involves using digital technologies to create a “digital thread”…

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PLM VARs Consolidations and Future Digital Channels

PLM VARs Consolidations and Future Digital Channels

Mergers and acquisitions are extremely popular in a modern PLM economy. According to CIMdata 2021 PLM industry research, the industry counted 197 acquisitions, and resellers, partners, and service providers acquisition was a big part of this number. Service providers and VARs channels are consolidating and also buying technological companies to…

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Digital Transformation – Documents, Bridges, and Information Flows

Digital Transformation – Documents, Bridges, and Information Flows

In the manufacturing world, there is a lot of talk about documents and information flow. What’s the difference? And which one is more important? In this blog post, we’ll discuss the differences between documents and information flow, and explain why information flow is so important in manufacturing. There are a…

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Digital PLM Future and Old Data Management Habits

Digital PLM Future and Old Data Management Habits

Old habits die hard. Although technology has made leaps and bounds in recent years, many manufacturing companies are still using the same processes that were implemented decades ago. Mainstream product lifecycle management systems were designed 20-30 years ago. and they are not capable to support modern business models, organizing business…

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PLM And Information Technology Foundation Of Digital Enterprise

PLM And Information Technology Foundation Of Digital Enterprise

For the last decade, PLM and information technology have become the foundation for building a competitive edge. PLM expanded and became critical to meeting customer needs and expectations that require increased speed to market, shorter time-to-profitability, and decreased cost of goods sold. Digital transformation is a critical factor in this…

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The Semantic Foundation Of Digital Enterprise

The Semantic Foundation Of Digital Enterprise

Earlier this week, I attended the panel discussion Creating a Digital Enterprise: What are the Challenges and Where to Start? The discussion run around a few interesting topics, one leading topic was data. The data (or how it was mentioned “information”) is clearly at the top of people’s minds when…

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RIP PLM IT?

RIP PLM IT?

No man is an island. And the IT department shouldn’t be one, either. I came across a very interesting trend that in my view will change the way industrial companies will treat their PLM infrastructure and get PLM IT expertise. Wall Street Journal article It’s Time to Get Rid of…

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Google, Product Data and Predictive Supply Chain Twin

Google, Product Data and Predictive Supply Chain Twin

Supply chain problems are big and painful. Recently, supply chain problems became more visible than ever before with chip shortage and other examples of global economic disruption triggered by COVID 19. But these problems are not especially new and manufacturing companies live with these problems for years. So, how to…

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Beyond Cloud PLM – From Systems To Data?

Beyond Cloud PLM – From Systems To Data?

The decade of 2010 was the time when industrial companies discovered the power of cloud solutions. For the last ten years, CAD and PLM vendors have established and developed platforms and tools capable of solving engineering and manufacturing problems using new types of tools and technologies. I was talking about…

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PLM+ERP Integration and Future Digital Thread

PLM+ERP Integration and Future Digital Thread

Last month, I published a series of articles about PLM and ERP exploring the war between both systems for data ownership, different strategies of PLM and ERP vendors, and how I can see some future strategies in the development of integrations between PLM and ERP systems. Also, I was exploring…

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